Calflora
Taxon  Report   4552    
Lactuca virosa  L.
Bitter lettuce,  Poison wild lettuce
Lactuca virosa, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
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Bloom Period
Family: ASTERACEAE  
Genus: Lactuca

Communities: Mixed Evergreen Forest, Coastal Prairie
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

 
More information about  Lactuca virosa
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (LAVI8)


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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 05, 2020).