(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.