Siberian Miner’s Lettuce

Siberian Miner’s Lettuce

(Candy Flower) Montia sibirica

Natural. Low growing herb to 12” high. Wild edge of shady forest plant.
Flowers on long thin stem, five notched petals, star-shaped, with thin red lines. Blooms March to June. Leaves long petiol basal leaves forming a crown, leaves on flowering stems two, opposite. Slightly acid, somewhat succulent
Uses:  Edible. Best tasting wild salad greens. Stems, leaves and roots are delicious raw or cooked.

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