Saturday, March 2, 2013

Red Car Property: Native Miner's Lettuce

Photo: Diane Edwardson, February 28, 2013.  Despite drought conditions, the northern end of the Red Car Property stays moist in the winter, due to the steep slope & little direct sun.  Miner's Lettuce thrives in such conditions.  (Click on photo to enlarge.)
According to Cal Flora, Miner's Lettuce is not toxic.
Disclaimer: The Corralitas Red Car Property Blog prefers to quote reliable sources, such as CalFlora and California Poison Control on the issue of toxicity. We often get email suggesting some plants are edible. If you are eating your way through the Red Car Property, we DO NOT recommend you eat any plant you find in the Red Car Property neighborhood without first doing your own research.