Purple blossom (white blossom is Pedicularis cheilanthifolia);

Note discrepancy in naming authority between WFO and GBIF (see references, below)

Common name: Wild lettuce

Family: Compositae


Photo: Deosai Plateau, N edge 4300 m on gently sloping south facing aspect. Photos 0934-5; Species ID # 139 July 28, 2016. N Hewitt


Sources and additional resources:

Lactuca lessertiana (DC.) C.B.Clarke in GBIF Secretariat (2021). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset Accessed Jul 17 2021.

Polunin, O. and A. Stainton (1999). Flowers of the Himalaya. Oxford University Press, Delhi. Entry 752 (p. 215; plate 67).

WFO (2021) Lactuca lessertiana (Wall. ex DC.) Wall. ex C.B.Clarke. Online at: Accessed 17 Jul 2021