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Taxon: Cicerbita alpina (L.) Wallr.

Genus: Cicerbita
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Cichorioideae tribe: Cichorieae subtribe: Lactucinae
Nomen number: 104152
Place of publication: Sched. Crit. 1:434. 1822
Name verified on: 30-Oct-2007 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 30-Oct-2007
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • alpine blue sow thistle   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • mountain sow thistle   (Source: Hortus 3 [as Lactuca alpina]) – English
  • tall blue-lettuce   (Source: Websters Dict [as Lactuca spicata]) – English
  • Alpen-Milchlattich   (Source: Zander ed17 ) – German
  • torta   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Distributional range:

    Northern Europe: Finland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Austria; Czech Republic; Germany; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    East Europe: Russian Federation - Murmansk; Ukraine
    Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    Southwestern Europe: France; Spain




Check other web resources for Cicerbita alpina (L.) Wallr.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (08 October 2015)

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