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Lettuce;
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Commonly cultivated for salad annual herb with large soft glabrous leaves, often crisped, semiamplexicaul at base; heads yellow in paniclesflorets 10-30; involucre narrowly cylindrical, 9-13 mm long; involucre bracts green to pale yellowish green, erect, outer almost as long as inner; achene body compressed 4 mm long with 5-7 ribs on each side, beak 2-4 mm long; pappus 3-4 mm.
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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Lactuca sativa var. crispa, the crisped loosehead lettuce:  Lactuca sativa var. crispa, the crisped loosehead lettuce, has crisped leaves forming a loose head, comes in two colours: green and tinged with red.

Used as salad and stuffing in sandwitches, burgers, etc.
Common names: Curled lettuce, red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce.

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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, the Romaine lettuce: Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, the Romaine lettuce, also called Cos, grows in a long head of sturdy leaves with a firm rib down the center.
Unlike most lettuces, it is tolerant of heat.
Contains antioxidants and high doses of Vitamin C.

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Fruits & Vegetables Week: Lactuca sativa var. capitata, the butterhead lettuce: Lactuca sativa var. capitata, the butterhead lettuce, cabbage lettuce, iceberg lettuce or head lettuce with compact cabbage like head.
They are generally the mildest of the lettuces, valued more for their crunchy texture than for flavour.
Cultivars of iceberg lettuce are the most familiar lettuces in the USA.
They are especially bred to remove bitterness from leaves.



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Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate Heads (plus Misc.) Lactuca sativa var. capitata from California-GS19 : Attachments(3). 1 post by 1 author.

Lactuca sativa var. capitata, the butterhead lettuce, cabbage lettuce, iceberg lettuce or head lettuce with compact cabbage like head.
They are generally the mildest of the lettuces, valued more for their crunchy texture than for flavour.
Cultivars of iceberg lettuce are the most familiar lettuces in the USA.
They are especially bred to remove bitterness from leaves.

Lactuca sativa var. longifolia, the Romaine lettuce, also called Cos, grows in a long head of sturdy leaves with a firm rib down the center. Unlike most lettuces, it is tolerant of heat. Contains antioxidants and high doses of Vitamin C.

Photographed from California


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Lactuca sativa var. crispa ‘Red oak leafa cultivar with red lobed leaves, photographed from California



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Asteraceae Fortnight Part 3-Ligulate Heads (plus Misc.) Lactuca sativa var. capitata ‘Little Gem Heads’ from California-GS21 :  Attachments (2). 1 post by 1 author.
Lactuca sativa var. capitata ‘Little Gem Heads’, with small compact heads sold in California.


Lactuca sativa Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 2: 795. 1753. var. crispa

Commonly cultivated for salad annual herb with large soft glabrous leaves, often crisped, semiamplexicaul at base; heads yellow in paniclesflorets 10-30; involucre narrowly cylindrical, 9-13 mm long; involucre bracts green to pale yellowish green, erect, outer almost as long as inner; achene body compressed 4 mm long with 5-7 ribs on each side, beak 2-4 mm long; pappus 3-4 mm.

Photographed from Delhi and California


Thanks Sir for showing so many varieties of Lactuca from different continents..


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Lactuca sativa L.SN Mar 27 : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments(2).
Lactuca sativa L, Fam: Asteraceae, lettuce, cultivated herb, young leaves consumed as salad.


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Fwd: “For Id 200614CS1” : 7 posts by 5 authors. Attachments (1).

It is a variety of green leafy vegetable consumed by the Oraon community of District Gumla, Jharkhand“.
Date/ Time of sample collection- 10/01/2014.
23. 46’17.99” N, 86.13’55.24” E, elevation 222m, eye altitude 1.37 km.

Location- Village Nawagarh, District Gumla, Jharkhand


Its a Brassica sp. For confirmation Flowering / Fruiting is must.


Looks like a lettuce (Lactuca sativa) cultivar.


It looks like Paksoy, Chinese Cabbage to me.


Chinese cabbage (Brassica rapa, subspecies pekinensis and chinensis)


It is Lactuca sativa L. commonly known as salad patta



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PM 23-07-17 : Asteraceae member ID : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Habit- A large herb with spirally arranged leaves around the stem, leaves have serrate margins.

long inflorescence with white flowers
Habitat- Garden
Place- Chandigarh
Date- 7-6-2016

Blumea or Conyza or related genera?


Garden lettuce

Lactuca sativa


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ID of the plant from Mohali : 5 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Place: Mohali, Punjab

Date: 11/06/17
Habitat: Found close to Dactylon spp.

This is Lactuca sp.


Pl. Check comparative images at efloraofindia site at Lactuca page.


Thanks, …, for the genus id.
I think close to images at Lactuca sativa L.


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ID of the plant from Mohali : 6 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (1)

Place: Mohali, Punjab

Date: 11/06/17
Habitat: Found close to Dactylon spp.

This is Lactuca sp.


Pl. Check comparative images at efloraofindia site at Lactuca page.



Thanks, …, for the genus id.
I think close to images at Lactuca sativa L.


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SK965 06 FEB-2018 : 5 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (7)
Location : Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date : 6 February 2018
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated. 
Lactuca sativa var. ????

Appears so as per images at Lactuca sativa



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SK966 06 FEB-2018 : 6 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (1)
Location : Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date : 6 February 2018
Elevation :  4500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated. 
Brassica juncea  var.  ???
It is called Basamati Saag in Nepali since it gives aroma of Basamati Rice.

Location:  Gyaneswor, Kathmandu, Nepal  
Date: 30April 2018
Altitude: 4400 ft.
Habit : Cultivated 
Some variations of Lactuca sativa  ??
Attachments (6)

To me also appear close to images at Lactuca sativa



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Lactuca sativa L. : 1 post by 1 author. Attachments (6) – around 800 kb each.
Location: Gyaneswor, Kathmandu
Date: 3 Aprl 2019
Elevation: 1300 m.

Habit : Cultivated



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Asteraceae. ??: I’d confirm pls : 4 posts by 3 authors. Attachments (4)

Location : forest part of Bharuch and Narmada, Gujarat

Date : 4/5/2019
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Wild

Image 1 & 2 could be Lactuca sativa L.


Thanks, …, for the id.
I think all images are from the same plant as per details at Lactuca sativa


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Cultivated spp. ??: I’d confirm pls : 8 posts by 4 authors. Attachments (2)
Location : Dwaraka, Gujarat
Date : 1/4/2019
Habit : Herb
Habitat : Cultivated

any flowers?


No


some type of lactula? ie form of lettuce. may be for medicinal purposes??/ ask the farmer. easy as that


Looks like Lactuca vegetable.

Pl. check Lactuca sativa L., (as per genus suggestion from …)

Yes , cultivated variety !



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