Lactuca floridana
(Florida Lettuce)

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Facts About this Plant:

    Common Names: Florida Lettuce, False Lettuce, Woodland Lettuce, Perennial Lettuce
    Synonyms: Mulgedium floridanum
      Lifespan: Annual (Perennial?)
      Zones: N/A
      Type: Forb
      Bloom Time: July - September
      Status: Native

    Lactuca floridana, or Florida Lettuce, is native to the eastern half of the United States. It is an annual or biennial, that grows in fields, along roadsides, prairies, and along woodland edges. It blooms from mid summer into fall, with medium-sized flowers that are blue.

    More information will be posted at a later time about differentiating other species.

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