Sunday, September 8, 2013

Corralitas Public Staircase: Wire Lettuce

Photo: Diane Edwardson, September 6, 2013.  I think the early settlers of California tried to eat anything and called it "lettuce."  (Click on photo to enlarge.)

Native Wire Lettuce, Stephanomeria pauciflora, doesn't look too appetizing, but does get pretty little flowers ranging from white to lavender in color.  It seems to like sunny slopes like the one adjacent to the Corralitas Public Staircase.

Click here for all our neighborhood native plants.  We've been documenting them for years.

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.