RUSSIAN LETTUCE

BLUE LETTUCE

Lactuca tatarica

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

Flowers:
month8jun month8june month8jul month8july month8Aug month8sep month8sept

Pappus: pappusZpossible (white)
pappus8aug pappus8sep pappus8sept pappus8oct

status
statusZalien
flower
flower8azure
inner
inner8white
morph
morph8actino
petals
petalsZmany
stem
stem8round
stem
stem8milkysap stem8milkylatex
 

22nd Aug 2007, Llandudno, west beach. Photo: © RWD


22nd Aug 2007, Llandudno, west beach. Photo: © RWD


22nd Aug 2007, Llandudno, west beach. Photo: © RWD


22nd Aug 2007, Llandudno, west beach. Photo: © RWD


22nd Aug 2007, Llandudno, west beach. Photo: © RWD


22nd Aug 2007, Llandudno, west beach. Photo: © RWD


Some similarities to : Chicory and to Common Blue Sow Thistle

Distinguishing Feature :

This plant is very rare, being now found in only one place in the British Isles (and another in ireland). Cut or broken stems exude a milky sap containing sesquiterpene lactones.


  Lactuca tatarica  ⇐ Global Aspect ⇒ Asteraceae  

Distribution
family8Daisy family8Dandelion  family8Asteraceae

 BSBI maps
genus8lactuca
Lactuca
(Lettuces)

RUSSIAN LETTUCE

BLUE LETTUCE

Lactuca tatarica

Daisy & Dandelion Family [Asteraceae]  

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