Before it becomes its well-known round form, the young leaves are shovel-shaped.
Growing in pots in shade house
Common in shrub understorey
semi-shaded bank under pines; browsed probably by fallow deer
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.