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Lactuca tuberosa

Lactuca tuberosa
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Copyright: Umar Ulyn (goatman04) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 961 W: 2 N: 1863] (10573)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-03
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2010-01-07 10:21
Viewed: 3133
Points: 38
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
This "wild lettuce" is edible and it tastes something like a cross between Romaine lettuce & Arugula. It does contain a milky juice. The leafy pic was taken in March, the flowers in April & the seed stage in May.


Lactuca tuberosa (Tuberous Lettuce)

Lactuca, commonly known as lettuce, is a genus of flowering plants in the daisy family Asteraceae. The genus includes about 100 species, distributed worldwide, but mainly in temperate Eurasia.

Its best-known representative is the garden lettuce (Lactuca sativa), with its many varieties. "Wild lettuce" commonly refers to the wild-growing cousins of common garden lettuce. Many species are common weeds. They are annuals or perennials. Their height can vary between 10-180 cm. They form heads or capitula in panicles of yellow, brown or purple flowers in ray florets.

The non-edible species may contain bitter elements. Others contain a milky juice.

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  • nglen Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 30 N: 9683] (36145)
  • [2010-01-07 10:28]

Hi Umar. One more of our plants we can eat. A good picture of the wild lettace. But also all of the other smal flowers and plants. taken with fine detail and colours.


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  • eng55 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1256 W: 42 N: 1976] (5892)
  • [2010-01-07 11:54]

Selam Umar,
Beautiful capture and presentation.Excellent work!
Thanks for posting..

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  • siggi Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3097 W: 109 N: 12399] (52850)
  • [2010-01-07 12:29]

Hello Umar
Beautiful shot, and so clear. The flowers in the pic are very beautiful. I love how you composed this shot with a nice mixup of flowers and green leaves.
Best regards Siggi

nice collage of the plant during the year, TFS Ori

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  • zulfu Gold Star Critiquer [C: 685 W: 0 N: 2] (43)
  • [2010-01-07 13:54]

Hello Umar, wonderful collage of tuberous lettuce stages from nice point of view.
TFS and G's,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5804 W: 89 N: 14916] (62531)
  • [2010-01-07 14:21]

HI Umar,a new and beautiful composition whit rocks and flowers,i like a lot this crop and the impressive sharpness as usual,very interesting specie.My best compliments,have a nice day,LUCIANO

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  • jaycee Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2461 W: 10 N: 8044] (25460)
  • [2010-01-07 15:16]

Hi Umar,

How nice that one can go on a photo shoot and pick lunch on the way! A wonderful collage showing us the stages in the life of this wild lettuce. The seeds, the flowers and the green leaves are all beautiful with lovely colors and fine details.


Hello Umar
another beautiful composition of superb flowers, stones and green plants, and all taken with wonderful details and excellent colors
have a good night

Salam MF Umar,

Awesome collage of the different developmental phases of a Lactuca tuberosa. Each one was taken from wonderful POV with great clarity!
TFS and have a nice night MF!


Salam aleykum akhi Umar,
I am very pleasure your kind words on my last post. shukran kedhira. recently I have been mostly away from TN and home. Sometimes and after midnight I can find some space for internet since my academic facilities. Firstly I wish you and your family a happy new miladi year and inshallah 2010 will bring peace to Palestine (Filistin).
Well, your shots are usaully different from flower posts of many people incl. mine. These are natural herbs and useful to know them. You nicely present one of them with great collage. natural colors, great composition. thanks for sharing. best regards my friend

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2657 W: 278 N: 4873] (19679)
  • [2010-01-07 16:17]

Hello Umar,
What a clever way to show us the three stages of growth of this beautiful plant. Exceptional detail and exposure in all three photos. Nicely composed and put together to form this wonderful collage!! Great job!!

hello Umar

another of your beautiful photos of edible plants, the "Wild lettuce",
with fine POV, DOF wide framing, superb focus sharpness details,
and witht the bonus of the other wild flowers and the rocks,
a very beautiful photography, excellent notes, TFS


Dear Umar
Not only is the "wild lettuce" a beautiful lilac flower, I now read in your notes it is edible too, and I am sure it will make a very appetising salad. Besides your main subject in your image the Lactuca tuberose, there are more little things that caught my attention in this collage. The fine and delicate yellow and lavender flowers, the heaped rocks and the very green grass in the 1st and large image. In the 2nd image, the thorny stem of this flower, the unopened buds in the background and off course the opened flower in all its splendour and lastly in the 3rd image the lovely white seeds of the flower after its peak stage that displays so beautifully. Thanks for sharing. Best regards.

Hello Umar,
a beautiful and interesting collage showing very well this Tuberous Lettuce, very good sharpness and beautiful colours.
Best regards

Ciao Umar. Ottima composizione. Estremamante dettgaliata con buon bilanciamanto luce colori. Ben fatti.


Ciao Umar, lovely composition with beautiful flowers, splendid light, wonderful colors and excellent sharpness, very well done my friend, ciao Silvio

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5084 W: 166 N: 13009] (48434)
  • [2010-01-09 3:00]

Hello Umar,
I just thought that this was one photo, when I looked better I saw three photos, thanks to your note. So it's a beautiful collage in clear colours an good sharpness.
Good weekend,

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  • uleko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 3423 W: 173 N: 3309] (10940)
  • [2010-01-09 5:56]

Hello Umar,
An excellent presentation of this edible plant showing leaves and flowers very clearly.
I love the rocks too!
TFS and regards, Ulla

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3043 W: 3 N: 8701] (40526)
  • [2010-01-11 1:41]

Hello Umar,
That's again a very pleasing sight on a natural corner somewhere in Palestine..very charming and fine composition. Nature can be so beautiful!
Fine shot with subtle colors and excellent sharpness.
Thnaks and kind regards

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