GRASSLEAF LETTUCE (Lactuca graminifolia)

WHAT FLORIDA NATIVE PLANT IS BLOOMING TODAY?: GRASSLEAF LETTUCE (Lactuca graminifolia)

Buds are just beginning to appear.

host for NATIVE BEES: Dianthidium floridiense and Halictus ligatus (according to Archbold Station)

Learn: http://journals.fcla.edu/mundi/article/view/24996/24327

Good for pollinators. cant find definitive answer re edibility other than most L. spp. are bitter.

Native American Ethnobotany for this genus: http://herb.umd.umich.edu/herb/search.pl?searchstring=Lactuca

Where does it grow in Florida? http://www.florida.plantatlas.usf.edu/Plant.aspx?id=3166

Bloom From Dec 2013:

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