Winter purslane is a plant which belongs to the Claytonia genus. The origin of this plant's scientific name epithet (perfoliata) means 'with the leaf surrounding the stem'.
Tender juicy leaves with a very mild flavor. Nice in a salad with stronger-flavored greens. Early leaves are heart shaped, while mature leaves are rounded and wrapped around the stem. An excellent Winter crop rich in Vitamin C. Adapts well to greenhouses, or extra-early spring sowing. Eat entire plant, stems, flowers, and allIt is an edible vegetable that typically grows as an annual, which is defined as a plant that matures and completes its lifecycle over the course of a single year.
As Winter purslane is a low maintanence plant, it is great for beginner gardeners and those that like gardens that don't need much overseeing.
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Grows through winter and spring and tolerates heavy shade.
These plants have been known to grow well alongside Winter purslane so consider planting:
These plants will not grow well with Winter purslane so avoid planting these within close proximity:
These problems, diseases and pests are known to affect Winter purslane plants:
Used in California gold rushes as a prevention for scurvy
Miner's lettuce, Spring beauty, Indian lettuce
Claytonia perfoliata Donn ex Willd. ssp. intermontana John M. Mill. & K.L. Chambers