Lactuca sativa L.

 
  • Family : ASTERACEAE
    (COMPOSITE or ASTER or SUNFLOWER FAMILY)
  • Family (as per The Plant List) : Compositae
  • Species Name (as per The Plant List) : Lactuca sativa L.
  • Common name : Lettuce
  • Habit : Herb
  • Comments / notes : Cultivated for its edible leaves.
  • Flower, Fruit : March
  • Native : Middle East
  • World Distribution : Middle East, Tropics
  • Conservation Status : Not Evaluated (NE)
  • Literature : Matthew, K.M., The Flora of Tamil Nadu Carnatic, Vol.3 (1). Diocesan Press, Madras. 1983.
  • Citation : Sankara Rao, K., Raja K Swamy, Deepak Kumar, Arun Singh R. and K. Gopalakrishna Bhat (2019). Flora of Peninsular India. http://peninsula.ces.iisc.ac.in/plants.php?name=Lactuca sativa. Downloaded on 25 August 2019.

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