Lactuca Virosa, opium lettuce, bitter lettuce

How to Grow Wild Lettuce

Wild Lettuce Wild lettuce (Lactuca Virosa) commonly refers to the bitter cousin of common garden lettuce (L. Sativa). It is native to Europe and is called by various names, such as wild lettuce, bitter lettuce, or opium lettuce. The fresh leaves can be added to salads, though be forewarned that the leaves are more bitter …

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