General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Plant Height: 6-8 inches (15-25 cm)
Plant Spread: 8 inches (25 cm)
Flowers: Inconspicuous
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Spring
Summer
Fall
Late fall or early winter
Uses: Groundcover
Vegetable
Salad greens
Will Naturalize
Suitable as Annual
Edible Parts: Stem
Leaves
Flowers
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Self fertile
Depth to plant seed: cover the seeds very thin
Suitable for wintersowing
Sow in situ
Other info: best time to sow is autumn - only cool climates
Pollinators: Self
Flies
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil

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Common names
  • Miner's Lettuce
  • Spring Beauty
  • Winter Purslane
  • Spanish Lettuce
  • Cuban Lettuce

Photo Gallery
Location: CA
Date: 3/30/2020
Miner’s Lettuce washed and with the stems cut off.
Location: CA
Date: 3/30/2020
Bloom of Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia Perfoliata)
Location: English Camp, San Juan Island, WA
Date: 2015-03-26
Growing inside an empty branch hole
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2012-04-25

Courtesy Outsidepride
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Miner's lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) on Mount Diablo Wall Point Road
Date: 2010-03-29
Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
Location: Miner's lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) on Mount Diablo Wall Point Road
Date: 2010-03-29
Photo courtesy of: Miguel Vieira
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2010-03-10
Location: Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, California
Date: 2010-03-17

 Photo Courtesy of Baker Creek Heirloom Seeds. Used with permissi
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Crest Canyon Preserve
Date: 2018-03-28
Location: Crest Canyon Preserve
Date: 2018-03-28

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