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Miner's Lettuce: Edible Weed
Portulacaceae
Claytonia perfoliata


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Portulacaceae Family

Claytonia Genus
Physical Description
a fleshy annual plant, a trailing plant, growing to a maximum of 40 cm in length, The first leaves, or cotyledons, are usually bright green sometimes purplish or brownish-green, succulent, long and narrow. The first true leaves form a rosette at the base of the plant, with an often long petiole. small pink or white flowers have five petals. united together around the stem to appear as one circular leaf.




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Portulacaceae
Caryophyllales
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Core Eudicots
Core Eudicots
Main, Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
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Real, Two First-Leaves (Dicots)
Mesangiospermae
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Half Capsule Seed Division
Magnoliophyta
Magnoliophyta
Magnolia Division
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Spermatophytes
Seed Plants
Euphyllophytina
Real Land Plants
Polysporangiates
Multiple Spore Sub-Kingdom
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Multicellular Land Plants
Streptobionta
Streptobionta
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Eukaryota
Eukaryota
Cells with a Nucleus


General Information

Water plant that looks like a lilypad.
Miner's lettuce, Winter Purslane, Spring Beauty, and Indian lettuce.

AKA: Montia perfoliata.

VIDEO: Stalking Wild Greens: Miner's Lettuce

Miner's lettuce is rich in vitamins A and C. I also contains many trace minerals. The plant is very juicy and pleasant to eat!



Miner's Lettuce: Edible Weed




Miner\'s Lettuce Flower




Water plant looks like a lilypad - Plant
Water plant looks like a lilypad - Plant - May 15, 2009

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