Saturday, March 21, 2009

Miner's Lettuce in Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract

Photo: Diane Edwardson, March 13, 2009. Miner's Lettuce is the round-leafed plant on the right. (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Native Miner's Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata), on the Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract was particularly tough to find, because the grass had already overwhelmed it. There is a patch of Miner's Lettuce on the shady slope just above the lower plateau. Miner's Lettuce is also found on the Red Car Property near the Fletcher Viaduct Footings.

This month, we're taking a close-up view of the natural beauty of our neighborhood. All Semi Tropic Spiritualists' Tract photographs published on the Corralitas Red Car Property Blog in March 2009, are of plants growing on the 3 large lots destined for destruction, if a developer gains final approval of his proposed subdivision.

Neighbors will be back in front of
City Council's PLUM Committee on March 24, 2009.