Lactuca viminea

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Lactuca viminea
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cichorieae
Genus: Lactuca
Species:
L. viminea
Binomial name
Lactuca viminea
(L.) J.Presl & C.Presl 1819 not C.B.Clarke 1876
Synonyms[1][2]

Lactuca viminea, the pliant lettuce, is a Eurasian plant species in the dandelion tribe within the daisy family. It is widespread across much of Europe and southwestern Asia from Portugal to Pakistan.[2][1]

Lactuca viminea is a branching subshrub up to 30 cm tall. Leaves near the base are pinnately lobed, but the leaves on the stem are narrow and linear, not lobed, becoming smaller farther up the plant. The uppermost leaves are pressed against the stem and almost scale-like. Flower heads have 4–5 yellow ray flowers but no disc flowers.[2]

Subspecies[2]
  • Lactuca viminea subsp. chondrilliflora (Boreau) St.-Lag.
  • Lactuca viminea subsp. ramosissima (All.) Arcang.
  • Lactuca viminea subsp. viminea

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