(Boiss.) Boiss. 1875
Lactuca orientalis (split-leaf lettuce) is a Eurasian species of plant in the dandelion tribe within the sunflower family. It is widespread across the Middle East and southern Asia as far east as Tibet.
Lactuca orientalis is a branching subshrub up to 60 cm tall. Leaves are both on the stem and also clustered in a circle around the base. The plant produces one flower head per branch, each head with 4-5 yellow ray flowers but no disc flowers.
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