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Lactuca hirsuta Muhl.
Common Name: HAIRY TALL LETTUCE
Coefficient of Conservatism: 7
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Nt B-Forb

Lactuca hirsuta R. W. Smith

Dry ± open ground, including oak-pine savanna on old dunes, clearings among jack pines, sandy bluffs and banks, prairie-like areas.

Our plants are all the glabrous or nearly glabrous phase of this species, which, however, is sometimes hairy on the lower internodes. This is a very local species, and most records from the southern half of the Lower Peninsula are quite old. 

Locations

Alpena County
Benzie County
Berrien County
Emmet County
Ingham County
Jackson County
Kent County
Macomb County
Menominee County
Oakland County
Oscoda County
Otsego County
Presque Isle County
St. Clair County
Van Buren County
Wayne County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. January 30, 2023. https://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=387.