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Dudleya edulis - (Nutt.)Moran.
                 
Common Name Mission Lettuce, Fingertips
Family Crassulaceae
USDA hardiness 7-10
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Rocky hillsides below 1,000 metres[71]. High elevations in the Sonoran Desert[200].
Range South-western N. America - S. California.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Frost Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Dudleya edulis Mission Lettuce, Fingertips


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Dudleya edulis Mission Lettuce, Fingertips
   
Physical Characteristics
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Dudleya edulis is an evergreen Perennial growing to 0.5 m (1ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 8. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Jun to July. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil and can tolerate drought.

Synonyms
Cotyledon edulis. (Nutt.)Brewer.&Wats. Echeveria edulis. Stylophyllum edulis.

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves;  Stem.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw. Fleshy[183]. They are considered to be a delicacy[183]. Stems - slightly sweet and refreshing to chew, though they leave a chalky taste in the mouth[183].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Requires a very sunny position in a well-drained soil[200]. Plants enter a semi-dormant state in late summer and they should be kept fairly dry at this time[200]. There must be some doubt over the hardiness of this species. One report says that it is hardy to zone 8 which suggests that it should tolerate occasional cold periods down to between -5 and -10°c, but the report also says that the plants should be protected from frost, with a winter temperatures no lower than 7°c[200].
Propagation
Seed - we have no details for this species but suggest sowing the seed in spring in a greenhouse. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the greenhouse for at least their first winter. Plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer, after the last expected frosts. Cuttings of side shoots in the summer. Dry the stem for 24 hours before planting in a very sandy soil mix[200]. The main stem can also be used, the parent plant will then produce new plantlets at the cut edge[200].
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Dudleya lanceolataLanceleaf Liveforever10
Dudleya pulverulentaChalk Lettuce, Chalk dudleya20
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Readers comment
 
Elizabeth H.
Mon Feb 6 2006
I several of these plants in pots on my patio and they do tolerate shade.
Elizabeth H.
Tue Jan 20 2009
This will tolerate light frost.
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