And grows all over our yard and garden in spring.
The gold miners picked it and ate it for the Vitamin C. I pick it by pulling up the entire plant, (it is not rooted very deeply) and fill a large paper grocery bag full to make two salads. I then lay newspaper on the table and sit and pick off the round leaf are below the little flowers. I discard the stems and flowers although if a few get in it is OK. As I pluck them, I put them into a bowl of cold water. When I'm done I usually push all the leaves under water to help rinse any floating debris (or little critters) and then run them thru the spinner. A simple dressing of balsamic vinegar and good olive oil is all that is needed.
I have notice large beds of miners lettuce growing along the road, but I would not want to pick it from there because of the exhaust film from the cars.
I wonder if we will find it in other parts of the country.
I hope all of you who are traveling in the current stormy weather are safe.