Lactuca saligna L.
Common Name: WILLOW-LEAVED LETTUCE
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 3
Wetness Index: FACU
Physiognomy: Ad B-Forb

A European weed, first collected in Michigan in 1935 near Ypsilanti, Washtenaw Co. Still local along roadsides, in oak-hickory forests, and on river banks, but likely to spread. The ligules are light yellow when fresh but turn blue on drying.

Locations

Kalamazoo County
Monroe County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 16, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=388.