Mar. 28, 2022

hairy tall lettuce, Lactuca hirsuta

Hairy tall lettuce, or just hairy lettuce, or sometimes red-flowered lettuce most often has yellow flowers. If we are lucky, one day we might come across one of those red-flowered individuals. Hairy lettuce has flower heads that may be slightly larger than our other wild lettuce. The can be all of a third of an inch across! Hairy wild lettuce (yep, another version) might be seen in fields and woodland openings in AL, AR, CT, GA, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, TN, YX, VA, VT, WV, NS, ON, PE, and QC. Lucas Co OH, 7/14/13. Aster family, Asteraceae.