LACTUCA TUBEROSA

Family:- Compositae

Common Names:- None

Synonyms:- Steptorhamphus tuberosus

Meaning:- Lactuca (L) Reference to the milky sap.
                  Tuberosa (L) Swollen, tuberous.

General description:- Stem 40-60cm., occasionally branched.

Leaves:- Lower leaves entire or divided into lobes, the upper entire.

Flowers:- Florets yellow.

Fruit:-

Habitat:- Cultivated and tallow fields.

Distribution:- Widespread and common throughout the Mediterranean.
Widespread and common on Crete.

Flowering time:- June-Aug.

Photo by:- Steve Lenton             Flamouriana 17/04/2010

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