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Lactuca hirsuta var. sanguinea

Lactuca hirsuta Muhl. ex Nutt. var. sanguinea (Bigelow) Fernald

Hairy Lettuce, Red-flowered Wild Lettuce

Asteraceae (Aster Family)



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


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Biennial
Habit: Herb
Root Type: Tap
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Bipinnate
Leaf Margin: Dentate , Lobed
Inflorescence: Panicle
Size Class: 3-6 ft. , 6-12 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug , Sep
Bloom Notes: Salmon to brick red. There are 12-25 ray flowers and no disk flowers.


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

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry , Moist

Additional resources

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


Record Modified: 2011-04-11
Research By: TWC Staff

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