Seen in bloom in the rough overlooking the North Sea.
Serpentine outcrop east of Little Carson Falls
This is Claytonia sibirica or Siberian Miner's Lettuce, on this site Pink Purslane. It was growing along a shady trail in a mixed forest of conifers and other trees. I've posted a photo of this flower before, but this was so beautiful and thick with blossoms, here it is again.
-Chantry Flats, Sierra Madre, CA, USA
-It is common in the spring, and it prefers cool, damp conditions. It first appears in sunlit areas after the first heavy rains. Though, the best stands are found in shaded areas, especially in the uplands, into the early summer. As the days get hotter, the leaves turn a deep red color as they dry out.
-Cant believe they are edible
Claytonia (Spring Beauty) is a genus of 26 species of flowering plants in the family Montiaceae, primarily native to North America, with a few species extending south to Guatemala in Central America, and northwest to northeastern Asia.