Calflora
Taxon  Report   4550    
Lactuca serriola  L.
Prickly lettuce,  Prickly wild lettuce
Lactuca serriola, a dicot, is an annual herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Lactuca
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Habitat: disturbed

Communities: weed, characteristic of disturbed places, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Lactuca scariola
More information about  Lactuca serriola

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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 23, 2019).