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Common Blue Lettuce

Lactuca tatarica
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Habitat: Moist woods and clearings across parkland and prairie, often in cultivated and waste land.

Description: Pale bluish green, hairless plant with lance shaped leaves with backward pointing lobes.  Flowers have blu to purplish heads.  Often grows in patches.

Size: 20-60cm tall

Fun Facts: This plant has some narcotic properties, one of which is drowsiness.

Source:  Johnson D., L. Kershaw, A. MacKinnon, and J. Pojar. Plants of the Western Boreal Forest and Aspen Parkland.  1995.  Lone Pine Publishing.

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