winter purslane


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winter purslane

n.
An annual plant (Claytonia perfoliata) of western North America, having small white flowers and fleshy leaves sometimes eaten in salads. Also called miner's lettuce.
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Noun1.winter purslane - succulent herb sometimes grown as a salad or pot herbwinter purslane - succulent herb sometimes grown as a salad or pot herb; grows on dunes and waste ground of Pacific coast of North America
Indian lettuce - a plant of the genus Montia having edible pleasant-tasting leaves
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Rocket and lamb's lettuce can be sown in most situations, while winter purslane prefers lighter soil.
YOU can sow rocket and other summer lettuces, oriental vegetables and winter purslane now for eating in autumn - and it couldn't be easier.
Choose hardy lettuce varieties such as Arctic King or Valdor and sow them in short shallow rows every four weeks alongside radicchio, endive, winter purslane, corn salad and land cress.