The scientific/botanical term for wild lettuce is “Lactusa Virosa.” It is a part of the Asteraceae plant family which has 23,600 species of herbs, shrubs, and trees throughout the world, making it a member of one the largest plant families worldwide. Two related plants to the Lactuca Virosa, are the Serriola Lactuca (also called the compass plant) and the Lactuca Canadensis (AKA Canada wild lettuce). Visit here: wild lettuce extract
Wild lettuce grows in many regions of the world. In these regions, its presence is quite pervasive during the summer and early fall months. It can be found in backyards, along hiking trails, roadsides, growing up through the cracks in sidewalks, and almost anywhere else you can imagine.