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Wild opium lettuce (Lactuca virosa)

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Wild opium lettuce (Lactuca virosa)
Wild opium lettuce (Lactuca virosa) #0
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2.38 € *
apx. $2.67
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Item number
LAC02
Seed quantity:
200 Pcs.
Botanical name:
Lactuca virosa
Group:
Seeds
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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 :
August, July, September
Location:
Partially shady, Sun
Water requirements:
mäßig
Lifecycle :
Annual, Biennial
Winter hardy up to:
Fully hardy

Sowing & cultivation

Indoor pre-culture (seedling stage):
February
Sowing time outdoors:
April, March
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:
Giftsalat, Stinklattich, Stinksalat, Wilder Lattich
English names:
bitter lettuce, great lettuce, laitue vireuse, opium lettuce, poisonous lettuce, rakutu–karyumu–so, tall lettuce, wild lettuce
French names:
laitue sauvage, laitue vireuse
Spanish names:
cardo de leche, cardo lechal, cardo lechar bravo, cerraya, escoba, hierba lechera, lactucario, lechacino, lechara, lechariega, lecherina brava, lecherín, lechuga asnal, lechuga borde, lechuga brava, lechuga de asnos, lechuga espinosa, lechuga montés, lechuga ponzoñosa,lechuga silvestre, lechuga venenosa, lechuga virosa, lechugueta, liteira, rasposa, serrallón, serraya
Italian names:
lattuga velenosa

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