Definition of Lactuca scariola
1. Noun. European annual wild lettuce having prickly stems; a troublesome weed in parts of United States.
Generic synonyms: Compass Flower, Compass Plant
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Literary usage of Lactuca scariola
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1. The Natural History of Plants: Their Forms, Growth, Reproduction, and by Anton Kerner von Marilaun (1902)
"lactuca scariola, Been from the east. « The same plant from the south. Both species are considerably reduced. exhibit this contrivance in a striking manner. ..."
2. Rhodora by New England Botanical Club (1905)
"The true lactuca scariola is rare in this country, except in the centrai Ohio ... The true lactuca scariola has been collected on ballast at New York, ..."
3. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States: Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown (1898)
"Leaves oblong to ovate, acuminate, dentate. 7. L. villosa. Я- -X- Pappus brown; flowers blue. 9. L,. spicata. i. lactuca scariola L. Prickly Lettuce. (Fig. ..."
4. Journal of the Royal Microscopical Society by Royal Microscopical Society, London (1882)
"lactuca scariola, although it had been observed that the leaves were often vertical, Stahl was the first to notice that they generally stood in a meridional ..."
5. The New Sydenham Society's Lexicon of Medicine and the Allied Sciences ...by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society by Henry Power, Leonard William Sedgwick, New Sydenham Society (1888)
"The lactuca scariola. It., wild, strong-scent'ed. The Lac- tufa virosa. Zie turn. (L. letum ; perhaps from le, in deleo, to blot out.) Death. ..."
6. The Popular Science Monthly by Harry Houdini Collection (Library of Congress) (1885)
"Another interesting case of a species with vertical leaves is the prickly lettuce (lactuca scariola), while those of L. muralis and 1. virosa are horizontal ..."
7. The American Naturalist by American Society of Naturalists, Essex Institute (1882)
"Stahl states that he " took two plants of the lactuca scariola growing in pots and placed one where it would be exposed to direct sunlight from io until 3, ..."