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Mycelis muralis - (L.)Dumort.

Common Name Wall Lettuce
Family Asteraceae or Compositae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Walls, rocks etc[5], and sometimes in beech woods, usually on base-rich soils[17].
Range Europe, including Britain, from Scandanavia south and east to N. Africa, the Caucasus and W. Asia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Well drained soil Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade
Mycelis muralis Wall Lettuce


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Summary


Physical Characteristics

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Mycelis muralis is a PERENNIAL growing to 1 m (3ft 3in). It is in flower from Jul to September. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies, self.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very alkaline soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) or semi-shade (light woodland). It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms

Lactuca muralis. Prenanthes muralis.

Habitats

Woodland Garden Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; North Wall. In. East Wall. In.

Edible Uses

Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw. They are used in mixed salads[5, 52, 177, 183].

Medicinal Uses

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None known

Other Uses

None known

Cultivation details

Prefers a shady position.

Propagation

Seed - sow spring in situ.

Other Names

If available other names are mentioned here

Found In

Countries where the plant has been found are listed here if the information is available

Weed Potential

Right plant wrong place. We are currently updating this section. Please note that a plant may be invasive in one area but may not in your area so it’s worth checking.

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :

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(L.)Dumort.

Botanical References

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