Lactuca orientalis

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Lactuca orientalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Lactuca
Section: Phaenixopus
Species: L. orientalis
Binomial name
Lactuca orientalis
(Boiss.) Boiss. 1875
Synonyms[1][2]
  • Phaenopus orientalis Boiss. 1841
  • Scariola orientalis(Boiss.) Soják 1962
  • Lactuca viminea var. erostris Regel

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.[2]

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.[3]

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