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Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata

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Species Name: Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata
Common Name: Miner's Lettuce

Beautiful perennial herb for your early spring salads: leaves are edible! Recommended in woodland understory or in container.

Plant Family: Portulacaceae
Plant Type: Perennial herb
Height by Width: 12 in. H x 12 in. W
Growth Habit: Clumping
Deciduous/Evergreen: Summer deciduous
Growth Rate: Fast
Sun Exposure: Shade
Soil Preference: Adaptable
Water Requirements: Regular
Cold Hardy to: 15 degrees F
Flower Season: February - April
Flower Color: Pinkish white
Endangered?: Not listed
Distribution: Northwest, Highlands of Cascade Range, San Francisco Bay Area,
Natural Habitat: Generally shady moist woodlands and streambanks

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