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Lettuce Wirelettuce
Stephanomeria lactucina
About Lettuce Wirelettuce (Stephanomeria lactucina) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Stephanomeria lactucina is a species of flowering plant in the aster family known by the common names lettuce wirelettuce and woodland wirelettuce. It is native to Oregon and California, where it grows in coastal and inland mountain ranges, including the Sierra Nevada. It can be found in many types of habitat, including coniferous forests. It is rhizomatous perennial herb producing a slender, erect stem reaching 30 to 60 centimeters in maximum height. The linear or lance-shaped leaves are up to 8 centimeters long and their edges are lined with widely spaced teeth. Solitary flower heads occur on erect peduncles. Each head contains up to 10 ray florets, each with an elongated tube and a fringed pink ligule roughly a centimeter long. The fruit is an achene tipped with a spreading cluster of long, plumelike pappus bristles.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Perennial herb

1 - 2 ft tall

Wildlife Supported

Butterflies & moths hosted ( 1 likely * ) SHOW ALL
Kodiosoma fulvum Image
Kodiosoma fulvumKodiosoma fulvum

Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 21.0" - 91.2", Summer Precipitation: 0.67" - 3.80", Coldest Month: 11.1" - 47.1", Hottest Month: 34.4" - 71.5", Humidity: 0.63" - 22.44", Elevation: 1820" - 14034"

Alternative Names
Common Names: Forest Stephanomeria, Large-flowered Stephanomeria, Woodland Wirelettuce

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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