Photographer: Dan Tenaglia
Lactuca floridana (L.) Gaertn.
blue lettuce, woodland lettuce
Lactuca: name for "milk"
floridana: of Florida
|Plant: ||erect, annual/biennial, 2' - 6 1/2' tall forb with milky juice; stems leafy|
|Flower: ||head 3/8" wide with 11-17 blue to white rays; inflorescence with many heads in open branched cluster; blooms June-Sept.|
|Fruit:||dry seed with several obvious lines on both sides, on white, fluffy pappus|
|Leaf:||mostly stalked, bases not arrow-shaped, toothed to pinnately-divided|
|Habitat: ||moist; thickets, woods|