Lactuca floridana (L.) Gaertn.
Woodland lettuce, Florida lettuce
|Kingdom||Plantae||Plants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae|
|Subkingdom||Tracheobionta||Vascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients|
|Division||Magnoliophyta||Flowering plants, also known as angiosperms|
|Class||Magnoliopsida||Dicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves|
|Subclass||Asteridae||A large class that encompasses asters|
|Order||Asterales||Flowering plants with a central disk flower and surrounding petals, like daisies|
|Family||Asteraceae||The aster family, which also includes daisies and sunflowers; from the Greek ἀστήρ, “star,” for the star-shaped flowers|
|Genus||Lactuca||From lacta, Latin for “milk,” referring to the milky sap in stem, and a root word for lactic acid|
|Species||floridana||Of or from Florida|
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Lactuca floridana description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 25 May 2020.
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9/26/2012 · By Jacquelyn Boyt
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