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Wild lettuce

Wild lettuce

If you grew up with Beatrix Potter's books, you know from the Tale of the Flopsy Bunnies that eating flowering lettuces makes you sleepy. Our garden lettuces have been bred to reduce their bitterness, and as a result have far less of a soporific effect than wild lettuce which is still used to treat insomnia.