Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 00666 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Lactuca tatarica (L.) C.A. Mey.
Infraspecific    var. pulchella (Pursh) Breitung
Common name   blue lettuce
R. Collins   340  
Coll. Date 12 July 1979 
United States
Utah County
Locality Maple Dell BSA Camp, off Payson Canyon Road around or on pond.
     Elev.: 5600 ft. (1707 m.)
Habitat Notes pond comm. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 39° 58'  30" N, 111° 42'  1" W
Township Range T10S, R2E, Sec. 3  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Lactuca tatarica var. pulchella (Pursh) Breitung

     Lactuca oblongifolia Nutt.
     Lactuca pulchella (Pursh) DC.
     Lactuca tatarica var. heterophylla (Nutt.) Boivin
     Lactuca tatarica ssp. pulchella (Pursh) Stebbins
     Sonchus tataricus L. p.p.

Common Name(s): blue lettuce, blue wild lettuce, chicory lettuce, Russian blue lettuce.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=528669, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Asteridae
                            Order: Asterales
                                Family: Asteraceae
                                    Genus: Lactuca
                                        Species: Lactuca tatarica
                                            Variety: Lactuca tatarica var. pulchella


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 00666s2.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 04371s2.jpg 
specimen image: 11849s2.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
00667 Acer negundo      "boxelder" same section
01124 Achillea millefolium  subsp. lanulosa   "western yarrow" same section
00865 Agrostis exarata      "spike bentgrass" same section
00856 Bromus inermis      "smooth brome" same section
00863 Eleocharis palustris      "common spikerush" same section
00663 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" same section
00864 Juncus articulatus      "jointleaf rush" same section
14955 Lathyrus brachycalyx      "Bonneville sweetpea" 2139 ft. W
04529 Leymus cinereus      "Great Basin wildrye" same section
00664 Malva neglecta      "common mallow" same section
00857 Penstemon eatonii  var. eatonii  same section
01123 Penstemon palmeri  var. palmeri   "Palmer's beardtongue" same section
06432 Ranunculus aquatilis  var. capillaceus  1.3 mi. S
06433 Sagittaria cuneata      "northern arrowhead" 1.3 mi. S
00858 Solidago multiradiata  var. scopulorum   "low goldenrod" same section
00665 Viguiera multiflora      "showy goldeneye" same section


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
Coal Pit Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2139 ft. E   Payson Lakes 
Maple Dell Camp (Locale) Utah County, UT 2436 ft. SE 5624  Payson Lakes 
Rock Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2737 ft. E   Payson Lakes 
Right Fork Peteeneet Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Bear Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. NE   Payson Lakes 
Maple Bench Campground (Locale) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 5929  Payson Lakes 
Maple Lake (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 6408  Payson Lakes 
Maple Lake Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. S 6408  Payson Lakes 
Walker Flat (Flat) Utah County, UT 1.4 mi. N 5161  Payson Lakes 
Dry Lake Dam (Dam) Utah County, UT 2 mi. S 7084  Payson Lakes 
Red Lake (Lake) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 6943  Payson Lakes 
Dry Lake Reservoir (Reservoir) Utah County, UT 2.1 mi. S 7185  Payson Lakes 
Big Spring Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Payson Lakes 
Shingle Mill Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Payson Lakes 
Castle Rock Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. S   Payson Lakes 
Wimmer Ranch Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Tithing Mountain (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.4 mi. N 5670  Spanish Fork 
Mollies Nipple (Summit) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. N 6132  Spanish Fork 
Frank Young Canyon (Valley) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 
Shram Creek (Stream) Utah County, UT 2.3 mi. SE   Payson Lakes 


Taxon Links for species Lactuca tatarica  (L.) C.A. Mey.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

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