patches along side of pathway (Upper Winter Creek Trail)
This species often has variegated leaves. The leaves also vary in shape some being orbiticular, linear, or deltoid. The orbiticular leaves can go up in tiers, ending with a grouping of small white flowers.
Here's your basic Miner's Lettuce, which I've been tasting in forests and fields lately, but hadn't thought to photograph it!
Claytonia perfoliata (miner's lettuce, winter purslane, or Indian lettuce; syn. Montia perfoliata) is a fleshy annual plant native to the western mountain and coastal regions of North America from southernmost Alaska and central British Columbia south to Central America, but most common in California in the Sacramento and northern San Joaquin valleys.