Tartarian Lettuce - Lactuca tatarica
Lactuca pulchella, Mulgedium pulchellum, Lactuca oblongifolia
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Rhizomatous perennial. Stems erect, simple below, 20–90 cm. Leaf blades narrowly lanceolate to oblanceolate, 4–12 cm long; pinnately runcinately lobed to entire. Involucre 11–18 mm high; phyllaries erect in fruit. Rays 15 to 50, blue; ligules 7–12 mm long. Achenes 4–5 mm long; beaks up to 1 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Throughout all of temperate North America except the southeast U.S. (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).
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- Lesica, P., M. T. Lavin, and P. F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.