Two Green Weeds

Anonymous added on December 13, 2014 | Answered

I would like to know what is the difference between lamb's lettuce/corn salad (Valerianella locusta) and purslane? If I look at the pictures, I really cant tell the difference at all. Are they somehow the same? Are they both for eating in the salads?

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Answered on December 15, 2014

You can eat both. Lamb's lettuce will have a feel similar to bibb lettuce. Purslane is a succulent and so will feel fleshy, like a cactus or sedum.

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