Claytonia is one of my favourite greens for the winter. When you are sick of turnips and chewy kale, seek out claytonia. The delicate, nourishing leaves provide a refreshing alternative in the dark winter months. And the salad is also known to be very high in Omega 3. Also known as miner’s lettuce, according to some folk, it was a key component of seekers of the California gold rush, providing miners with vitamin C and other nutrients during otherwise scarce times.

Claytonia flowers in may to july. Although a self-pollinator, it is popular among bees and other flies.

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