Lattuga dei minatori

Botanical name: Claytonia perfoliata

Claytonia perfoliata is an annual herbaceous plant native to the Western United States *.

The succulent leaves are green, but tend to become red when exposed to direct sunlight.

Commonly known as "miner's lettuce", this variety was in fact the livelihoods of miners who undertook in the 1849 gold rush. Claytonia perfoliata leaves can be eaten both raw and cooked both have a taste similar to lettuce. You can also use the plant roots, by preparing to steam.

The bloom is white.

* Although this variety is classified as an annual, the plant is able to self-reproduce by seed.

Data sheet

  • Family
  • Duration
    Annual
  • Dwelling
    Shaded
  • Temperature
    Rustica (from -5° to -20° c and above)
  • Watering
    Moderate
  • Land
    Well drained
Product Categories: Alimurgiche, Annuals, and Herbaceous.
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