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Lettuce Wild Lactuca virosa


Lettuce Wild Lactuca virosa 

Uses are Medicinal.

Duration: Biennial (hardy in zones 4-8)

Sow in Spring. Germination can be easy, soak the seeds overnight in warm water. Cover twice their thickness with soil mix, press firmly. Keep the ground moist but not too soggy.

Dried milky juice, called lactucarium or lettuce opium, was once used to induce sleep and to treat nervous disorders. 

Approx. 50 seeds per pack

Price: $4.00

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