[Miner's Lettuce and Spring Beauties: The Genus Claytonia in the Columbia River Gorge of Oregon and Washington]

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty

Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa

Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa) - Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Cushion miner's lettuce as seen on USFS lands on Sevenmile Hill above the Wasco County Rock Quarry..........March 8, 2015. This area was heavily burned by a wildfire which swept across the area during the summer of 2014.

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Rosette of basal leaves and perfoliate stem leaves of what might be cushion miner's lettuce as seen in burnt soils next to the Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail in the central Columbia River Gorge.........April 29, 2010.

Stem leaves and inflorescence of Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa) - Perfoliate stem leaves and inflorescence of Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa) - Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Additional photos of what might be cushion miner's lettuce as seen in burnt soils next to the Mosier Twin Tunnels Trail in the central Columbia River Gorge..........April 29, 2010. Most of the stem leaves were completely perfoliate, but a few were deeply notched on one side or with two separate stem leaves as seen in the photo at upper left.

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa) - Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Minute forms of cushion miner's lettuce as seen in gravel soils at the edge of the parking area for the Cherry Orchard Trail........March 7, 2011. Note the ovate leaves that are widest near the middle of the blade. Although hard to see in these photos, the stem leaves vary from perfoliate to notched on one side, to deeply connate on one side.

Flower and perfoliate stem leaf of Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa) - Perfoliate stem leaf of Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa) - Flower and perfoliate stem leaf of Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Additional photos of what might be cushion miner's lettuce as seen on slopes above Interstate 84 about one-half mile west of Celilo, OR...........April 18, 2010. All of the stem leaves were completely perfoliate, while the basal leaves were narrowly to broadly spatulate.

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa) - Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Cushion miner's lettuce as seen on rocky slopes along the Lyle Cherry Orchard Trail about one-half mile east of Lyle, WA........March 11, 2016. Note that for all the photos on this page, the base of the leaf tapers gradually to the petiole and the plants have a reddish cast to them.

Cushion Miner's Lettuce, Rosetted Springbeauty: Claytonia rubra ssp. depressa (Synonyms: Claytonia parviflora var. depressa, Claytonia perfoliata var. depressa, Montia perfoliata var. depressa)

Cushion miner's lettuce as seen on USFS lands on Sevenmile Hill above the Wasco County Rock Quarry..........March 8, 2017. This area was heavily burned by a wildfire which swept across the area during the summer of 2014.

Paul Slichter