Sunday 7 October 2012

Mountain and Miner's Lettuce

The peak of Otarama, Torlesse Range, 7.30 am

Miner's Lettuce, Claytonia perfoliata

I found a patch of miner's lettuce near the Waimakariri Gorge Bridge, on the bluff of the northern side, under pine trees.  How did it come to be there?  Was it introduced when somebody dumped their garden rubbish there, or does its history go back to the early days before the bridge was built?

Photo taken today.

Also there, the broom was in flower, and here and there a ragwort in bud.

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