Taxon  Report   4549    
Lactuca saligna  L.
Narrow leaved wild lettuce,  Willow lettuce, Willowleaf lettuce
Lactuca saligna
© 2012 Vernon Smith
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Lactuca saligna
© 2009 Zoya Akulova
Lactuca saligna
© 2008 Jorg Fleige
Lactuca saligna, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.

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Lactuca saligna
© 2010 Zoya Akulova
Genus: Lactuca
Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places

Arid West: Occurs in non wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lactuca saligna var. runcinata
More information about  Lactuca saligna
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 23, 2019).