Miner’s Lettuce

While doing some brush clean up I found a few attractive ground covers which seem to be thriving with no human attention. I took pictures with the intention of later doing some research to identify them.  A few nights later while watching a TV show I stumbled on the answer- Miners Lettuce! and what a pleasant surprise it was.


Miner’s Lettuce (Claytonia) is native of the west coast, grows well in cooler climates, and is a very hardy lettuce variety. Big shock here- it was eaten by miners which is how it got it’s name.
Some seed suppliers offer this variety but lucky for us it grows here naturally!

About Rhi

Rhi enjoys spending time with her family and working on the homestead. During spring and summer she is often found tending to her garden, and mini-orchard.

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