Plants and their People pt.2 – Claytonia perfoliata

Claytonia perfoliata

An evergreen herbaceous native often associated with damp places such as stream sides. One of its common names is Miner’s Lettuce as it was one of the few greens that miners could find to supplement their often monotonous diet. John Clayton (1694-1773) was a plant collector/botanist in Virginia who supplied specimens to Europe.

2022-07-08T15:27:51+00:00July 8th, 2022|