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Lactuca hirsuta (Hairy lettuce)
Smith, R.W.

Lactuca hirsuta

Lactuca hirsuta Muhl. ex Nutt.

Hairy Lettuce

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


From the Image Gallery

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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Bloom may extend to September.


USA: AL , AR , CT , GA , IL , IN , KY , LA , MA , MD , ME , MI , MO , MS , NC , NH , NJ , NY , OH , PA , RI , SC , TN , TX , VA , VT , WV
Canada: NS , ON , PE , QC

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Texas Master Naturalists - Lost Pines Chapter - Bastrop, TX

Additional resources

USDA: Find Lactuca hirsuta in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Lactuca hirsuta in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Lactuca hirsuta


Record Modified: 2015-03-17
Research By: TWC Staff

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