Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Campanulids: Asterales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
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SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21 (2006)
SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 179-07-002:
Lactuca saligna FAMILY Asteraceae_
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Flora of North America north of Mexico, vol. 19-20-21
Habitat: Fields, roadsides, disturbed ground, perhaps associated with circumneutral soils, per Weakley's Flora
Rare or waif(s) in GA-NC-SC; more common northward
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This plant may be causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:
DOES THE PLANT HAVE "MILKY SAP"?
Has milky sap (latex)
IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Leaf midrib smooth or remotely spinulose below
Ray flowers bisexual
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