Miner's Lettuce. Flowers 5–40, on stalks or sessile, white to pale pink, small. As you can tell, they don’t pick one particular type of plant, which makes it harder to track these insects. Stalk: Wild lettuce is thicker than prickly lettuce. Leaves: This is the best way to tell the difference between the plants. Miner's Lettuce - Claytonia perfoliata Edible plant - novice Other common names: Winter Purslane, Indian Purslane, Spring Beauty Scientific name meaning: Clayton is arrived from the name of a botanists in the 1600s - John Clayton. Miner’s lettuce identification Miner’s lettuce is a fleshy annual with petite white and pink flowers. See more ideas about Siberian, Lettuce, Plants. If you grow greens or planning to grow them, here are the most common pests of leaf vegetables, their prevention, control, and management. Perfoliata comes from Latin. Mar 30, 2016 - Explore Melanie Martin's board "Siberian Miners Lettuce", followed by 273 people on Pinterest. (See Lettuce Labyrinth) All grow rank as they age, so it is best to harvest them between four and 12 inches high. The tender, crisp leaves average 2-15 centimeters in diameter and grow in a rosette pattern, changing shape from lance, heart-shaped, to rounded as the plant matures. Here’s how to spot the difference: Height: Wild lettuce grows taller than prickly lettuce. Family: Montiaceae. Wild lettuce (also known as Lactuca Virosa) is a plant where the leaves, sap, and seed are used to make medicine.This medicinal lettuce has been widely used since ancient Greece. The wild green got its name when early day gold miners … Just two cups of miners lettuce has 33% of the daily recommended of Vitamin C, 22% of Vitamin A, and 10% iron per serving. There are several pests that attack leafy vegetables, and all can be categorized into flies, bugs, mites, worms, and mollusks. Miners Lettuce (Claytonia perfoliata) How to Identify Miners Lettuce. Identification of Leaf miners. There are many species of wild lettuce. Wild lettuce has leaves which aren’t as divided and spread out more. In 430 BC (2447 years ago) Hippocrates, known as the Father of Modern Medicine, wrote about the pain-relieving effects of the plant’s milky sap.By the 1800s, it had reached America. The leaves are bright green and can be football-shaped, triangular, diamond- or kidney-shaped. Edible. It grows in a rosette form with several erect, slender, spreading stems. Woodland Lettuce tends to have lobed leaves on bottom and grassy leaves on top. Scientific Name: Claytonia perfoliata. Description/Taste Miner’s lettuce is small in size consisting of slender, trailing vines that have round, disk-like leaves. This “wild lettuce” tastes quite a bit like spinach with a nice refreshing crunch to it. Check out these comparison pictures of lactuca virosa (wild lettuce) vs. lactuca serriola (prickly lettuce). Look for a V-shaped leaf stem and pure white milky sap. long; stem leaves 2, fused together to form a disk beneath flowers. Host plants for leaf miners can include beans, blackberries, tomatoes, cucumbers, potatoes, lettuce, cabbage, peppers, citrus trees, aspens trees, shrubs, and a variety of ornamental flowers. Also known as: Indian lettuce, spring beauty, and winter purslane.. Habitat: Disturbed and waste ground, moist banks and slopes, often in partial shade, especially on light soils.Also found on rather dry sandy soils. "Per" means "through" and foliata, refers to the foliage. Stems spreading or ascending. Basal leaves few to many, oval or almost round, with stalks to 10 in.