Claytonia perfoliata

Wildflowers Dicots Caryophyllales Portulacaceae Claytonia

Miner’s lettuce.

This small plant is common on our trails. The oddest thing about it is the way the flower spikes come up from the center of the leaves.

It is edible, flower and all.

Blooms Jan-May.

Claytonia perfoliata miners lettuce2

Claytonia perfoliata minerslettuce4

Claytonia perfoliata young forb
Young forb. The youngest leaves are long and skinny. Then come diamond shaped leaves. Last of all (not yet on this plant) the circular leaves with a flower in the middle.


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