Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Read more about Lactuca at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
INCLUDED WITHIN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-07-005:
Lactuca graminifolia FAMILY Asteraceae_
SYNONYMOUS WITH Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Coastal Plain Lettuce, Slender Wild Lettuce, Grassleaf Lettuce
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Terry Holdsclaw tdh_l_graminifolia_gramin
May Dare County NC
Leaves mostly basal, up to 1' long but less than 1/4" wide, frequently lobed, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998).
Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Common in Coastal Plain (rare elsewhere)
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DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
Ray flowers bisexual
TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!
- Wildflowers of the Atlantic Southeast (Cotterman, Waitt, & Weakley, 2019) p394
- Wildflowers of the Eastern United States (Duncan & Duncan, 1999) p134
- Field Guide to the Wildflowers of Georgia (Chafin, 2016) p095
- Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains (Smith, 1998) p175
- Wildflowers of the Sandhills Region (Sorrie, 2011) p088
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