Title Info
Common name Lettuce
Scientific name Lactuca sativa
Taxonomic group Asteraceae
Source Dan L. Perlman
Economic botany Food plants
Food plants Vegetables
Keywords Compositae
Date 1997
Lettuce, <i>Lactuca sativa</i>
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Lettuce. Originally from the Middle East or Asia Minor, lettuce was eaten by the Egyptians over 6,000 years ago, and the Greeks and Romans later cultivated the species.