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Lactuca hirsuta Muhl. ex Nutt.
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Aphididae  Uroleucon ( @ NCSU (14)
Peronosporaceae  Bremia lactucae @ BPI (1)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia hieraciata @ BPI (1)

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Lactuca hirsuta Muhl. ex Nutt.
hairy lettuce

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General Information
Symbol: LAHI
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Native Status:
lower 48 status L48    Alaska status AK    Hawaii status HI    Puerto Rico status PR    Virgin Islands status VI    Navassa Island NAV    Canada status CAN    Greenland status GL    Saint Pierre and Michelon status SPM    North America NA   


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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. An illustrated flora of the northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 vols. Charles Scribner's Sons, New York. Vol. 3: 319. Provided by Kentucky Native Plant Society . Scanned by Omnitek Inc . Usage Requirements .




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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Asteridae
Order Asterales
Family Asteraceae ⁄ Compositae – Aster family
Genus Lactuca L. – lettuce
Species Lactuca hirsuta Muhl. ex Nutt. – hairy lettuce

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 3 subspecies of Lactuca hirsuta . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Lactuca hirsuta</i>
Muhl. ex Nutt. var. <i>
(Torr. & A. Gray) Shinners
Lactuca hirsuta var. albiflora
hairy lettuce Distribution of <i>
Lactuca hirsuta</i>
Muhl. ex Nutt. var. <i>
hirsuta </i>
Lactuca hirsuta var. hirsuta
hairy lettuce Distribution of <i>
Lactuca hirsuta</i>
Muhl. ex Nutt. var. <i>
(Bigelow) Fernald
Lactuca hirsuta var. sanguinea
hairy lettuce

Legal Status

Threatened and Endangered Information:
This plant is listed by the U.S. federal government or a state. Common names are from state and federal lists. Click on a place name to get a complete protected plant list for that location.
Illinois wild lettuce Threatened
Maryland hairy lettuce Endangered, Extirpated
New York downy lettuce Endangered
Ohio hairy tall lettuce Endangered
Vermont hairy lettuce Threatened

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

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