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Plant Name:

Hierba De Zizotes

Scientific Name:

Lactuca floridana


Hierba De Zizotes is a herbaceous perennial with yellow flowers and lobed leaves.


Open fields, prairies, disturbed areas


Hierba De Zizotes provides habitat and food for various insect species, including bees and butterflies. It is also used as a food source by some mammals. The plant is known for its bitter taste and milky sap.

Growing Conditions:

Hierba De Zizotes thrives in well-drained soils and full sun.


Hierba De Zizotes has traditional medicinal uses, such as for treating respiratory ailments.

(please exercise caution and consult additional sources or experts before consuming any vegetation):

Leaves can be eaten raw or used in salads

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Fun Facts:

Hierba De Zizotes is native to North America and is commonly found in the southeastern United States.

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