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Gif. Lettuce (lactuca sativa) is an annual plant of the daisy family, asteraceae. With 16 different types, salad will never be boring.
Lettuce, annual leaf vegetable of the aster family. Getting acquainted with the various types of lettuce allows you to choose the right mix for that perfect salad. When you think of types of lettuce, you might not realize that there are dozens of different varieties.
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Butterhead, crisphead, looseleaf, romaine, and celtuce. It is most often grown as a leaf vegetable, but sometimes for its stem and seeds. Butterhead lettuce forms loose heads of soft, tender, almost floppy leaves. With so many types of lettuce to choose from, home gardeners will never become bored with this garden favorite.