Erubescent Miner's Lettuce, Red Miner's Lettuce, Redstem Springbeauty
Claytonia rubra ssp. rubra
Synonyms: Montia perfoliata (in part), Montia rubra
Red miner's lettuce as seen along the old road up the north side of Kamiak Butte, Kamiak Butte County Park, Whitman County, Washington..........April 29, 2013.
Red miner's lettuce as seen in recently burned coniferous forest along the Knothead Valley Trail in the Little Spokane River Natural Area.......May 9, 2016.
The photos on this page were all taken at a
large clearcut along FS Rd 82 on Mt. Adams, at approximately an elevation of
2540'.........May 7, 2005. Notice the reddish color of the young plants
and stems, and the stem leaf directly below the inflorescence which is often
incompletely perfoliate (does not wrap completely around the stem). The basal leaves of this subspecies tend to be broadly triangular, or trowel-shape. If they are somewhat deltate, the widest part of the leaf is in the lower third of the blade.
A broad patch (> 2 feet in diameter) of red miner's lettuce covering the bull pine litter on the ground on slopes about two-thirds of a mile north of the Little Spokane River in the Little Spokane River Natural Area.........May 6, 2012.
The photo directly above was photographed along Rd 6600 at an
elevation of 3100' on the southeastern side of Mt. Adams.................May