Narrow leaved miner’s lettuce, Claytonia parviflora

Ryles found this weed in a gravel driveway in Pine Mt Lake. It has a tiny root, and lots of needle-shaped, flexible leaves growing from the base. We took photos of it and sent them to Scott Oneto, Agriculture and Natural Resources Advisor, UC Cooperative Extension. Scott replied back, saying it was narrow leaved miner’s lettuce, Claytonia parviflora. This plant was hard to ID, in this state. Had the flowers been out, it would have easy, as the flowers are so distinctive.