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Blue Lettuce
Lactuca tatarica
About Blue Lettuce (Lactuca tatarica) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Lactuca tatarica (common name blue lettuce), is a Eurasian and North American species of plants in the dandelion tribe within the daisy family. It is widespread across much of Europe, Asia, and North America. Lactuca tatarica is an herb up to 60 cm (2 feet) tall, with a large taproot. Most of the leaves are near the base of the plant, larger than leaves farther up. Each flower head has about 20 blue or purple (rarely white) ray flowers but no disc flowers.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

2 ft tall

Flower Color
Flower Color
White, Purple, Blue

Wildlife Supported

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 12.7" - 33.7", Summer Precipitation: 1.16" - 1.39", Coldest Month: 29.9" - 33.3", Hottest Month: 59.0" - 62.8", Humidity: 0.66" - 17.75", Elevation: 4261" - 5491"

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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