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Lactuca serriola L.
prickly lettuce

       
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Photo of Lactuca serriola L.
Robert H. Mohlenbrock. USDA SCS. 1991. Southern wetland flora: Field office guide to plant species. South National Technical Center, Fort Worth. Courtesy of USDA NRCS Wetland Science Institute. Usage Requirements.
 
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Images:
Lactuca serriola L.

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Synonyms:
Lactuca serriola L.

  LASC6 Lactuca scariola L.
 

Distribution:
Lactuca serriola L.

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Distribution Map Legend

See U.S. county distributions (when available) by clicking on the map or the linked states below:

USA (AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, HI, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, MT, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VA, VT, WA, WI, WV, WY), CAN (AB, BC, MB, NB, NS, ON, PE, QC, SK)
 

Related Taxa:
Lactuca serriola L.

View 478 genera in Asteraceae, 13 species in Lactuca
 

Classification:
Lactuca serriola L.

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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae – Aster family
Genus Lactuca L. – lettuce
Species Lactuca serriola L. – prickly lettuce
 

U.S. Weed Information:
Lactuca serriola L.

China lettuce
prickly lettuce
wild lettuce

This plant can be weedy or invasive according to the authoritative sources noted below. This plant may be known by one or more common names in different places, and some are listed above. Click on an acronym to view each weed list, or click here for a composite list of Weeds of the U.S.

KY        Haragan, P.D. 1991. Weeds of Kentucky and adjacent states: a field guide. The University Press of Kentucky. Lexington, Kentucky.
N'EAST        Uva, R.H., J.C. Neal, & J.M. DiTomaso. 1997. Weeds of the Northeast. Cornell University Press. Ithaca, New York.
NE&GP;        Stubbendieck, J., G.Y. Friisoe, & M.R. Bolick. 1994. Weeds of Nebraska and the Great Plains. Nebraska Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Plant Industry. Lincoln, Nebraska.
SWSS        Southern Weed Science Society. 1998. Weeds of the United States and Canada. CD-ROM. Southern Weed Science Society. Champaign, Illinois.
WSWS        Whitson, T.D. (ed.) et al. 1996. Weeds of the West. Western Society of Weed Science in cooperation with Cooperative Extension Services, University of Wyoming. Laramie, Wyoming.
 

Introduced Information:
Lactuca serriola L.

This plant is introduced to some part of the PLANTS Floristic Area, though it may be native in other parts. Click on link below for a partial or complete list of PFA introduced plants.

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Common Name= A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z | all
 

Wetland Indicator Status:

NOTE: On June 1, 2012, the 2012 National Wetland Plant List superseded the information below (see Federal Register, May 9, 2012, 77(90): 27210-27214[https://federalregister.gov/a/2012-11176]). For updated wetland information about this species, see the latest wetland list.

Lactuca serriola L.

Nat. Ind. Reg. 1 Reg. 2 Reg. 3 Reg. 4 Reg. 5 Reg. 6 Reg. 7 Reg. 8 Reg. 9 Reg. 0 Reg. A Reg. C Reg. H
FACU,FAC FAC- FAC FAC FACU FAC FAC FAC FACU FACU FAC NO NO NI
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More Accounts and Images:
Lactuca serriola L.

View photographs from CalPhotos.

View species account, photographs, and distribution from USF Atlas of Florida Vascular Plants.

View species account from ARS Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).

View taxonomic account from Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS) for ITIS Taxonomic Serial Number 36608.

View species account and distribution map from Jepson Interchange (University of California - Berkeley).

View species account from Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn).

View photographs and distribution from University of Tennessee Herbarium.

View species account, photographs, and distribution from University of Washington Burke Museum.

View species account and photographs from University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium.

 

Related Web Sites:
Lactuca serriola L.

Arizona: abstract & image of prickly lettuce (Lactuca serriola)

CalFlora: database occurrence

Oregon State University: Weed Identification page

UC Davis, IPM: abstract & images

 
 
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