Botanical name: Lactuca virosa
Synonym: Lactuca ambigua, Lactuca flavida, Lactuca lactucarii
Common name: Wild Lettuce, Bitter lettuce, Laitue vireuse, Opium Lettuce, Poisonous Lettuce, Tall Lettuce, Rakutu-Karyumu-So, Great Lettuce, Lactucarium
Native to: South Europe
Life cycle: annual or biennial
Flower colour: yellow
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): July to September
Characteristics and usage: medicinal & poison plant, active constituents in latex (lactucarium, lettuce opium) and leaves: lactucin - sesquiterpene lactone.
Weight of 1000 seeds: 0,8g
Seeds per gram: 1250
Cultivation / direction of sowing: sow seed in spring directly where it is to grow.
seedpack (approx 100 seeds)