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Common Name: Tall Blue Lettuce
Lactuca biennis is a Annual/Biennial up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
Eastern N. America - New Brunswick to North Carolina, west to British Columbia and California.
Swamps, stream banks, woods at elevations of 900 - 1500 metres[
The root is analgesic, antiemetic and haemostatic[
]. A decoction has been used in the treatment of body pain, but not pain in the limbs[
]. The decoction has also been used in the treatment of haemorrhages, heart troubles, diarrhoea and vomiting[
Seed - sow spring in situ and only just cover the seed. Germination is usually fairly quick.