Food Plants International - Plant Fact Sheets Lactuca sativa var. augustana - Celtuce, Asparagus Lettuce, Chinese Lettuce
Edible Portion: Stalk, Leaves, Vegetable
A lettuce plant with an edible stalk. It is an annual plant. It develops a stem 3-4 cm thick and 30 cm tall. The seed stalk is eaten like celery or cooked. The leaves are curled. There are several cultivated varieties.