Species Name (as per The IPNI) : Lactuca dolichophylla Kitam.
Common name : Long Leaved Lettuce
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Cultivated areas
Key identification features : Differs from 749 in having long narrow, usually entire leaves, and erect blue to violet flower-heads in a broad or narrow branched terminal cluster. Flower-heads 1-1.5 cm long, with 12-20 florets; involucre with fewer much shorter ovate outer bracts and with narrow-oblong inner bracts. Leaves 7-15 cm long by 3-10 mm broad, lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, long-pointed, entire or sparingly lobed, stalkless, with enlarged or eared basal lobes; stem branched above, 1-2 m.
Flower, Fruit : July-September
Kashmir : Kashmir
Native : Afghanistan, China South-Central, East Himalaya, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Tibet, West Himalaya
Exotic/Native : Native
Literature : Oleg P & Adam S (1984). Flowers of Himalaya. Oxford University Press: 750