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Florida Lettuce (Woodland Lettuce)

Photo of Florida lettuce flower closeup with syrphid fly

A true lettuce that can be eaten as a cooked or salad green, Florida lettuce has lavender to purplish blue flowers and grows statewide. Here, a syrphid fly (a bee mimic) seeks nectar or pollen from its flowers.

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