Just Because It's Common Doesn't Mean It's Not Pretty

April 05, 2014  •  Leave a Comment

We have a charming wildflower that grows absolutely everywhere - very common - Miner's Lettuce, Claytonia parviflora.  Evidently, it's edible and eaten by the Gold Rush miners to prevent scurvy.  I haven't tasted it, but I feel very affectionate for these lovely little plants who are so enthusiastic about life.  The plants can take various forms - tall, small and possibly we have more than one species.  Some have all white blossoms, some have red on them.  I saw these blooms last Saturday and thought these were just doggone charming and pretty.

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