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Lactuca serriola L., it is an annual or biennial herb, up to 2 m high. plant with milky latex. Leaves alternate, sessile; blade up to 200 x 100 mm, Flowers pale yellow., Life Form: Th, Flowering in: Jul-Oct,   Vern: ——, Phytochoria: S.Cosm, The native range of this species is Europe to SW. Siberia and Xinjiang, NW. Africa. Notes: Wild in Libya.

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Distribution in Libya
Sirte Plains Jabal Nafusa
Sirte 2016 Msallata National Park (Shaafeen) 2013


Bibliographic references:  
First: Encyclopedia Flora of Libyan:  
Second: Researches and PhD theses, master theses , Sorted by Newest: pdf files
 Elsayed, N. (2016) Relationship between Vegetation and Soil Seed Bank at Protected Versus Unprotected Sites at Coastal Habitats in Libya.CATRINA (2016), 15 (1): 59-68. , Surt region in Libya 2016
Al-Masalati, N. A. A. (2013) Plant diversity across the altitudes of the Msallata National Park Reserve Mountains. Master Thesis. Botany Department-College of Science-University of Benghazi-Libya. (In Arabic)