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Tiny white flowers with 5 petals and sometimes slightly notched.
A seed capsule with 3 valves. The capsule contains 1 to 3 smooth, shiny seeds. The maximum diameter of a seed is 3mm.
Flat, roughly circular, succulent leaves. The leaves are pierced by the stems, right through their centres.
The succulent leaves can be eaten raw or cooked but are best when young before they become bitter-tasting. They taste like cucumber. The stalks and the flowers can be eaten raw and are good in salads. The bulb can be eaten raw.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Cuban Spinach, Indian Lettuce, Miner's Lettuce, Spring Beauty.
Farmland, roadsides, sand dunes, seaside, towns, wasteland, waterside, woodland.