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Lactuca floridana (L.) Gaertn.

Woodland lettuce, Florida lettuce

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassAsteridaeA large class that encompasses asters
OrderAsteralesFlowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies
FamilyAsteraceaeThe aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers
GenusLactucaFrom lacta, Latin for “milk,” referring to the milky sap in stem, and a root word for lactic acid
SpeciesfloridanaOf or from Florida

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Lactuca floridana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.

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Lactuca floridana (woodland lettuce, Florida lettuce)

9/26/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt


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