Lactuca tatarica

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Lactuca tatarica
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Genus: Lactuca
Species: L. tatarica
Binomial name
Lactuca tatarica

Lactuca tatarica (common name blue lettuce), is a plant.


Among the Zuni people, the dried root gum of L. tatarica var. pulchella has been used as chewing gum.[1]


  1. ^ Stevenson, Matilda Coxe (1915). Ethnobotany of the Zuni Indians. SI-BAE Annual Report #30. p. 68. 

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