Northern Bushcraft

Miner's Lettuce

  • all parts of the plant, including roots are edible raw.
  • grows in moist shaded woods and fields.
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Field Notes
Running across this plant is hit-and-miss. I sometimes find it growing along backroads on the west coast. It tends to grow in colonies, sometimes mixed in with bedstraw in partly shaded areas. It's best to grab the patch by the fistfull and wash/sort out the mess later. I eat the stems, flowes and leaves together as a salad, the taste is refreshing.
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