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Wild opium lettuce (Lactuca virosa)

Wild opium lettuce (Lactuca virosa)
Wild opium lettuce (Lactuca virosa) #0
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Item number
LAC02
Group:
Seeds
Seed quantity:
200
Botanical name:
lactuca virosa
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Description

Since Antiquity, wild opium lettuce has been used as a medicinal opium substitute. The dried milk-sap or boiled leaves of this wild lettuce are mildly narcotic, traditionally serving as a home remedy for coughs.

200 opium lettuce seeds

Growing instructions
Opium lettuce is an annual or hardy biennial which can grow up to 2m high in sunny locations. Sow seeds broadcast in spring outdoors and only just cover the seed. Germination is usually quick at warm temperatures.

Details: Plant description & care

Plant family:
Asteraceae
Plant height approx.:
80–200 cm
Root system :
Taproot
Flower colour:
Yellow
Flowering period :
AugustJulySeptember
Location:
Partially shadySun
Water requirements:
mäßig
Lifecycle :
AnnualBiennial
Winter hardy up to:
Fully hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
February
Sowing time outdoors:
AprilMarch
Sowing depth:
Needs light to germinate
Best germination temperature :
10 – 15 °C
Germination time in days:
7 – 14
Planting distance approx.:
60 x 40 cm

Companion planting

Other names

German names:
giftsalatstinklattichstinksalatwilder lattich
English names:
bitter lettucegreat lettucelaitue vireuseopium lettucepoisonous lettucerakutu–karyumu–sotall lettucewild lettuce
French names:
laitue sauvagelaitue vireuse
Spanish names:
cardo de lechecardo lechalcardo lechar bravocerrayaescobahierba lecheralactucariolechacinolecharalechariegalecherina bravalecherínlechuga asnallechuga bordelechuga bravalechuga de asnoslechuga espinosalechuga montéslechuga ponzoñosa,lechuga silvestrelechuga venenosalechuga virosalechuguetaliteirarasposaserrallónserraya
Italian names:
lattuga velenosa

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