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Lactuca ludoviciana (Nutt.) Riddell
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FamilyScientific name @ source (records)
Mycosphaerellaceae  Rhabdospora solidaginis @ BPI (1)

Septoria lactucae @ BPI (1)

Septoria lactucicola @ BPI (1)

Septoria ludoviciana @ BPI (3)

Septoria unicolor @ BPI (3)
Peronosporaceae  Bremia lactucae @ BPI (2)
Pucciniaceae  Puccinia dioicae @ BPI (2)

Puccinia extensicola @ BPI (1)

Puccinia hemisphaerica @ BPI (1)

Puccinia patruelis @ BPI (1)
Uropyxidaceae  Aecidium @ BPI (1)

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Lactuca ludoviciana (Nutt.) Riddell
biannual lettuce

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General Information
Symbol: LALU
Group: Dicot
Family: Asteraceae
Duration: Biennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
Other Common Names: biennial lettuce
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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 .



Symbol Scientific Name
LACA6 Lactuca campestris Greene
LACAT2 Lactuca campestris Greene var. typica Wiegand


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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 ludoviciana (Nutt.) Riddell – biannual lettuce

Subordinate Taxa

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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.
Indiana western lettuce Extirpated

Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Arid West FAC
Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain FAC
Eastern Mountains and Piedmont UPL
Great Plains FACU
Midwest FACU
Northcentral & Northeast UPL
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FAC

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Native American Ethnobotany (University of Michigan - Dearborn) (LALU)
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point Freckmann Herbarium (LALU)



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