Miner's Lettuce is a wonderful wild heirloom green whose vitamin C content helped prevent scurvy for miners when no fruit was available. A beautiful, tasty, cold-hardy salad green, somewhere between a butter lettuce and spinach that makes a wonderful addition to mesclun mixes, salads and sandwiches. Quantities of delicate heart-shaped leaves, each wrapped around a white-flowered stem. Hardiest of the winter salad greens, can be grown all winter. Claytonia is a perennial in zones 6 to 9, growing right on through the winter. For colder climates, it readily re-seeds with a high germination rate. While somewhat aggressive, it makes a handsome low-growing cover for edible landscaping.
Other Names: Indian lettuce, spring beauty, winter purslane, palsingat