Lanceleaf Spring Beauty (Claytonia lanceolata)

Perennial
C. multiscapa.
Common Name Latin Name Plant Family
Lanceleaf Spring Beauty
Claytonia lanceolata
Portulacaceae

None known

  • Medicinal Use

    None known

  • Edible Use

    Root – raw or cooked[61, 105, 161, 257]. Rather palatable[60]. The raw root has a pleasant radish-like taste, when baked it has the taste and texture of baked potato[212]. The roots can be dried, ground into a powder and stored for later use[257].

    Leaves – raw or cooked[61, 85].

  • Cautionary Notes

    None known

Cultivation & Habitat

Seed – surface sow on a peat based compost in spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 – 4 weeks at 10¡c[164]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Division of offsets in spring or autumn.
Prefers a damp peaty soil and a position in full sun[1, 164]. Requires a lime-free soil[164].
Western N. America – southwards from British Columbia.

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