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Pink Purslane

Edible Edible Autumn Autumn Spring Spring Summer Summer

A succulent and tasty plant with an almost beetroot like earthy flavour.

Hedgerow Type
Common Names Pink Purslane, Siberian Spring Beauty
Scientific Name Claytonia sibirica
Season Start Mar
Season End Oct
Please note that each and every hedgerow item you come across may vary in appearance to these photos.

Leaves

Very Broadly ovate rather like an ace of clubs, glossy.

Flowers

Has pink or sometimes white flowers with five petals with a shallow split in each a little like the flowers of the Stellaria family.

Habitat

Damp woodland usually fairly close to water.

Possible Confusion

A distinctive looking plant with vague similarities to chickweed.

Taste

Succulent and earthy, almost beetroot like.

Frequency

Fairly common.

Collecting

The tops and flowers are the best parts of the plant, the lower parts can be quite stringy.

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