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Lactuca sativa
garden lettuce

Distribution: Occurring in scattered locations in Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho; in scattered locations in the central U.S., more commonly distributed in eastern North America.

Habitat: Disturbed areas, often escaping from cultivation.

Flowers: July-September

Origin: Introduced

Growth Duration: Annual, Biennial

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Pollination: Bees, flies, beetles, wasps


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Accepted Name:
Lactuca sativa L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 2: 795. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
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Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Lactuca sativa in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Lactuca sativa checklist entry.

OregonFlora: Lactuca sativa information.

E-Flora BC: Lactuca sativa atlas page.

CalPhotos: Lactuca sativa photos.

USDA Plants: Lactuca sativa information.

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