It belongs to the botanical family " Compounds", among which are also endive, endive, chicory and artichoke.
The stem has in its beginning disk form, from which arise the leaves forming rosettes that later are accommodated. Iceberg lettuces form spherical buds similar to cabbage. Its advantage is that its thick leaves remain firm for quite some time after being harvested.
Varieties: Belongs to the variety of lettuces.
Seasonality: The best season for lettuce is spring (although it depends a lot on the variety), but we can really find it at any time of the year.