Seen in an oak savanna habitat.
San Diego County, California, US
I went back to Windy Hill yet again to shoot this batch growing on the dead log by the park entrance. Most were closed but a few were still open. Afterwards I hiked up the Meadow Trail and found the mother lode of miner's lettuce under a big gnarly oak. It was pretty spectacular.
Photo taken by Dawn Endico at the Alpine Road park entrance at Windy Hill Open Space Preserve, March 23, 2006.
green unidentified lettuce grown in my backyard
O'Neill Ranch Master Plan Draft Environmental Impact Report, February 1995
Help me out Belinda, what was this again?
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.