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Lactuca graminifolia Michaux var. graminifolia . Coastal Plain Lettuce. Phen: Apr-Jul. Hab: Mesic to dry-mesic pine-oak woodlands and forests, longleaf pine sandhills, sandy fields, and sandy roadsides. Dist: E. NC south to s. FL, west to c. LA; disjunct in s. NJ.

Origin/Endemic status: Endemic

Other Comments: Var. arizonica McVaugh is distributed in mesic canyons in montane w. TX, s. CO, NM, and AZ, south into w. Mexico. Var. mexicana McVaugh is distributed in Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Chiapas, and Guatemala.

Synonymy: = K1, K3, K4, Va; = Lactuca graminifolia Michx. – S; = n/a – C; < Lactuca graminifolia Michx. – Bah, F, Fl7, FNA19, RAB, SE1, Tn, W, WH3

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Wetland Indicator Status:

  • Atlantic and Gulf Coastal Plain: UPL (name change)
  • Eastern Mountains and Piedmont: UPL (name change)
  • Great Plains: FAC (name change)
  • Midwest: UPL (name change)
  • Northcentral & Northeast: UPL (name change)

Heliophily: 7

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image of plant© Bruce A. Sorrie | Original Image ⭷
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