Lactuca serriola L.

Prickly lettuce

source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2009
source: Roel Hoekstra, CGN 2009


GrinTax Lactuca serriola
The Plant list Lactuca serriola L.
English name Prickly lettuce

Crop relationship
Lettuce primary genepool

FLORON data (2014)
Indigeneity naturalized before 1500
Trend since 1950 stable or increasing
Presence common
Status least concern
Legal protection unlisted

© NDFF, 2015
© NDFF, 2015

Legend distribution maps

upper map:

  • red: locations of presence from year 2000 onwards
  • blue: previous localities where the species has not been observed anymore after 1999.
  • source:

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lower map:

Distribution area
Europe temperate zones
Asia temperate zones
Africa temperate zones
North-America temperate zones
South-America temperate zones
Australia temperate zones
source:, 2015
source:, 2015

Expected distribution due to climate change

Expected distribution area in 2070 in the European region and in the Netherlands compared with current suitable areas under an optimistic and a pessimistic climate change scenario (see: About CWRnl / Methodology). Click on a map to enlarge.


Optimistic scenario

Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.ovp6nx
Distribution data GBIF, May 2017. doi:10.15468/dl.ovp6nx

Pessimistic scenario


Additional information