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white lettuce

white lettuce

White drooping flowers on a smooth purple stem with latex inside. Whole plant useable. Just a bunch of leaves for some seasons, and then one day, it shoots up into a straight stick-like stalk like a rocket shooting into the sky, with the purply-white flowers on top. The leaves can be eaten like lettuce.
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Of the 210 native species documented, nine have a coefficient of conservatism of 10, including Arnoglossum plantagineum, Cypripedium candidum, Eleocharis elliptica, Hierochloe hirta subsp, arctica (= Hierochloe odorata), Hypericum ascyron, Lithospermum canescens, Lobelia kalmii, Prenanthes racemosa, and Oligoneuron ohioense.
The noteworthy additions include Arnoglossum reniforme, Carex hitchcockiana, Jeffersonia diphylla, Polemonium reptans, Prenanthes altissima (abundant on the east side), Sedum ternatum, Veronica anagallis-aquatica, and Zizia aurea.
Some herbaceous species typical of the dry upland forest include Dodecatheon meadia, Actaea alba, Carex pensylvanica, and Prenanthes altissima.
claytoni, Phlox divaricata, Podophyllum peltatum, Polemonium reptans, Polygonatum biflorum, Polygonum virginianum, Prenanthes altissima, Ranunculus micranthus, Ruellia strepens, Sanguinaria canadensis, Sanicula gregaria, S.
Plants found primarily on the creek banks include Hepatica acutiloba, Prenanthes altissima (the only flowering specimens were found along West Ginn Run just south of the alluvial plain), and Solidago caesia (widespread).