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Montia perfoliata

Miner's Lettuce.

We currently do not grow this plant.

The delicate little plants commonly under Oaks in spring. These plants give the appearance of a lush fairy woodland to the Nursery in Spring, by mid-summer they've completely disappeared. Other forms of this plant kept the British in greens during WWII. If Miner's Lettuce is native in your area you can have large stands under your trees by controlling the weeds(don't spray the Miner's Lettuce!) and mulching with 2-3 inches of wood chips.
Syn. Claytonia perfoliata

Montia perfoliata tolerates clay and serpentine.

Montia perfoliata's foliage color is green, type is na and is edible.
Montia perfoliata's flower color is white.

Communities for Montia perfoliata:Coastal Sage Scrub, Shadscale Scrub, Southern Oak Woodland and Central Oak Woodland.

ph: 5.00 to 8.00
usda: 4 to 10
height[m]: 0.10 to 0.30
width[m]: 0.10 to 0.30
rainfall[cm]: 30.00 to 100.00

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