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Floristic Inventory of the Florida Keys Database Online

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.

IRC SOUTH FLORIDA Status: Rare

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SOUTH FLORIDA Occurrence: Present

SOUTH FLORIDA Native Status: Native

SOUTH FLORIDA Cultivated Status: Not Cultivated

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FLORIDA KEYS Occurrence: Recorded as Present in Error

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Florida Keys History and Distribution: Not reported for the Florida Keys by John Kunkel Small in 1913. There are numerous reports for several sites on Key Largo and at Windley Key, but these are all apparently misidentifications of Launaea intybacea.

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Lactuca graminifolia has been reported from the following 2 conservation areas in the FLORIDA KEYS :
Occurrence Native Status
John Pennekamp Coral Reef State Park Recorded as Present in Error
Windley Key Fossil Reef Geological State Park Recorded as Present in Error






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Lactuca graminifolia
Copyright by: Shirley Denton