Lactuca tatarica

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaAsteraceaeLactucaLactuca tatarica


A perennial herb that occurs in disturbed habitats on sandy ground near the sea, including sand dunes, car parks and waste ground. It also grows inland in rough ground and on railway sidings and rubbish tips. Some populations are long-lived but others are casual. Lowland.



World Distribution

Native of E. Europe, Asia east to N. & W. China and (as subsp. pulchella) N. America .

Distribution information

JNCC Designations


PLANTATT - Attributes of British and Irish plants. (.zip 1455KB) This dataset was compiled and published in 2004, and last updated in November 2008. Download includes an Excel spreadsheet of the attributes, and a PDF explaining the background and nomenclature. Note that the PDF version is the booklet as published, whereas the Excel spreadsheet incorporates subsequent corrections. A hardcopy can be purchased from the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology.