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Lactuca graminifolia Michx.
Grassleaf lettuce

Lactuca graminifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton

Family: Asteraceae

Group: Dicot

Substrate: Terrestrial

Habit: Herb

Perennation: Annual

Native Range: Southeastern United States, the West Indies (Bahamas, Hispaniola), Mexico and Central America.

Map of select IRC data for peninsular Florida

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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Other data on Lactuca graminifolia available from :

Lactuca graminifolia has been found in the following 34 conservation areas :
Occurrence Native Status
A.D. 'Doug' Barnes Park Present Native
Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee National Wildlife Refuge Present Native
Big Cypress National Preserve Present Native
Blowing Rocks Preserve Present Native
Cayo Costa State Park Present Native
Corkscrew Regional Ecosystem Watershed (CREW) Present Native
County Line Scrub, Miami-Dade County Present Native
Crandon Park Present Native
Daskas Present Native
Delray Oaks Natural Area Present Native
Dr. Von D. Mizell-Eula Johnson State Park Present Native
Dupuis Reserve Present Native
Florida Atlantic University Ecological Site Present Native
Fred C. Babcock-Cecil M. Webb Wildlife Management Area Present Native
Frenchman's Forest Natural Area Present Native
Gold Coast Railroad Museum Present Native
Gomez Present Native
Greynolds Park Present Native
Hobe Sound Sandhill Present Native
Hugh Taylor Birch State Park Present Native
J.W. Corbett Wildlife Management Area Present Native
John D. MacArthur Beach State Park Present Native
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Jonathan Dickinson State Park Present Native
Larry and Penny Thompson Park Present Native
Loxahatchee River Natural Area Present Native
Matanzas Pass Preserve Present Native
Miramar Pineland Present Native
Picayune Strand State Forest Present Native
Prairie Pines Preserve Present Native
Savannas Preserve State Park Present Native
Seacrest Scrub Natural Area Present Native
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Yamato Scrub Natural Area Present Native

Lactuca graminifolia has been found in the following 7 counties :
Occurrence Native Status
Broward County Native
Collier County Native
Glades County Native
Lee County Native
Martin County Native
Miami-Dade County Native
Palm Beach County Native

Lactuca graminifolia has been found in the following 3 habitats :
Disturbed Upland
Mesic Flatwoods
Pine Rockland

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Lactuca graminifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton