Species Detail

Lactuca spp. L.
Wild lettuce


Scientific Name:  
Lactuca spp. L.
Common Name:  
Wild lettuce
Myaamia Name:  
iihkimecinki
Uses:  
Food
Harvest Seasons:  
Spring
Habitats:  
Dry Prairie grasslands, Wet Prairie grasslands with flooding, Human-Disturbed Areas
Locations:  
Undetermined
Growth Forms:  
Herb, Wild

Myaamia Archival Sources  
Lactuca spp. L.
Reference Source Reference Type Archival Data Comments
No Reference Specified Use - Food  raw leaves eaten
No Reference Specified Use - Food  " . . . Godfroys belief was that they did not use poke; mushrooms; or wild lettuce; until they learned to eat them from the whites. He was probably wrong as to this; as the instruction concerning the use of native plants came the other way"
Botanical Sources  
Lactuca spp. L.
Reference Source Notes Data Comments
No Reference Specified   A number of species occurring mostly in open and disturbed areas
Related Sources  
Lactuca spp. L.
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