Our tenacious patch of Pacific Waterleaf soldiered on for years despite being engulfed in the giant ivy patch bordering our street. After removing said ivy this winter, I was excited to see this lovely little native emerge again and spread its wings, unencumbered by its old brutish neighbor.
I actually didn’t know what this plant was until I looked it up on iNaturalist in order to properly catalog it here. Apparently, it’s quite edible, though I’m going to wait until at least 3 people confirm my identification before I try it. There are some pacific waterleaf lookalikes out there (though I’m pretty sure I’ve ID’d this one correctly).
Red Alder, California Hazelnut, Salmonberry, Redwood Sorrel, Miner’s Lettuce
05/2006: I believe these were here when we purchased the house, or otherwise found their way here afterwards.