Vascular Plants of North Carolina
Account for Grassleaf Lettuce - Lactuca graminifolia var. graminifolia   Michaux
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DistributionCoastal Plain and Sandhills, including Outer Banks. Rock ledge by Richardson Creek (Union Co.) in Piedmont and roadside near Cheoah Creek (Graham Co.) in low Mountains. No specimen was found in SERNEC to support the Stokes Co. report.

Mostly Coastal Plain, NC to southern FL and central LA. Disjunct to southern NJ.
AbundanceRare to uncommon.
HabitatDry sandy or loamy sand soil of Longleaf Pine-Wiregrass woodlands, dry savannas, sandhills, dry/xeric rock outcrop (Union Co.), roadside (Graham Co.).
PhenologyFlowering and fruiting mid April-mid September.
IdentificationThe slender, untoothed or sparsely toothed, grasslike leaves grow mostly in the lower third to half of the stem. Basal and lowermost stem leaves may be unlobed or more often deeply lobed, the lobes very narrow. The open inflorescence supports blue to lavender blue heads.
Taxonomic CommentsNone.

Other Common Name(s)Coastal Plain Lettuce.
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B.A. SorrieSGL, sandy soil near Tower Lane, June 2021. RichmondPhoto_natural
B.A. SorrieSandhills Game Land, loamy sandy soil off Nursery Lane, June 2009. RichmondPhoto_natural

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