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Mycelis muralis (L.) Dumort.

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Morphology / Appearance

Mycelis muralis (L.) Dumort.

Character recognition:

Plant: herbaceous perennial plant; grow up to 1.2 m in height;
Root: rhizomatous;
Stem: usually unbranched, glabrous, often reddish violet;
Leaves: The lower leaves are lyre shaped, pinnate shaped. The lobes are triangular in shape. The upper leaves are stalkless, smaller and less lobed. All leaves are red tinged;
Flowers: hermaphrodite; single flower-like capitula 10–15 mm broad, surrounded by involucral bracts. Capitulum flowers (usually 5) yellow, tongue-like, tip 5-toothed. Stamens 5. Capitula borne in a lax corymbose cluster;
Fruits: achenes are short beaked, spindle shaped and black, with white pappus that may disperse seeds long distances by wind.

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Mycelis muralis
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Ecology / Plant spreading

Mycelis muralis (L.) Dumort.

Bloom time: Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
Flower color: yellow
Plant type: perennial
Light: Part Shade, Shade
Propagation Material: Seeds

It is a native of Europe but has invaded shady roadsides, paths and logged areas of the Pacific Northwest.

It can be found in woodlands, especially beech. It is also found in calcerous soils, and walls.

Classification

Mycelis muralis (L.) Dumort.

Cultivation / Plant breeding

Mycelis muralis (L.) Dumort.

Wall lettuce reproduces exclusively by seed. A plant may produce up to 500 seeds in shaded sites and up to 11,500 seeds in open sites. Wall lettuce can grow in deep shade and full sun. It is adapted to a range of soil conditions. It readily invades disturbed habitats.

 

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