A native plant of central and western North America, Blue Lettuce can grow up to 60 cm tall (Royer/Dickinson - Weeds). It's from the genus Lactuca; lac, meaning milk, refers to its white sap (Jennings).
And whether it's the sap or some other attractant, the bugs love it!
|Blue lettuce, a feast for bugs. © SB|
Prairie Wildflower: Blue Lettuce (Lactuca pulchella)
Location: Condie Nature Refuge, near Regina, Canada.
Photo Date: July 7, 2012.