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Miner's Lettace

Claytonia perfoliata

A small succulent annual with racemes of white blooms. It grows naturally on moist disturbed waste ground in partial shade but equally on dry sandy light soils. It's young leaves can also be eaten.

Planning

Difficulty
Easy
Flowering time
Spring
Fruiting time
Autumn

Propagation

Seed
Sow spring or autumn in situ. The seed usually germinates rapidly.

Special features

Ground cover
In a cool acid soil under trees it usually self-sows freely and grows all year round

Geography

Environment

Light
Full Sun, Partial Sun
Soil moisture
Moist
Soil type
Clay, Sand
Soil PH preference
Neutral, Acid, Alkaline
Frost hardiness
Hardy

Uses

Cullinary
Flowers, Leaves, Roots

Personality

Family
Portulacaceae
Flower colour
White

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