Lactuca hirsuta, railroad prairie, Swaledale
A new record of a native vascular plant, Lactuca hirsuta Muhlenberg ex Nuttall var. sanguinea (Bigelow) Fernald, is reported for Iowa. A specimen was collected in 1983 by the author during a study of the Swaledale railroad prairie in Cerro Gordo County, north central Iowa (Eddy 1988). The plant was inexplicably excluded in the species catalogue when a Swaledale railroad flora was published in 1988; thus, this “new” Iowa record in 2013 was collected 30 years prior. The voucher specimen was “re-discovered” by Dr. Neil A. Harriman at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh (OSH), and its identification verified.
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Sciences
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Eddy, Thomas L.
"A New Plant Record for Iowa: Lactuca hirsuta (Asteraceae),"
Journal of the Iowa Academy of Science: JIAS, 120(1-4), 16-20.
Available at: https://scholarworks.uni.edu/jias/vol120/iss1/4