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Lactuca virosa, Wild lettuce

from 2,73 EUR
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Products description

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
Family: Asteraceae
Native to: South Europe
Life cycle: biennial
Flower colour: yellow
Flower time (Central / West-Europe): July to September
Height: 100cm
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, Lactuca virosa flowers in the second year
Lactuca virosa, Wild lettuce

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