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candy flower, pink purslane, Siberian miner's-lettuce, Siberian spring-beauty, western springbeauty

Habit Plants annual or perennial, rhizomatous, producing bulblets or stolons; periderm absent.

5–40 cm.


basal leaves petiolate, 3–20 cm, blade linear, lanceolate, or deltate, 2–7 × 1–5 cm;

cauline leaves sessile, distinct, blade lanceolate to ovate, 1–5 cm.



bracts leaflike, 5–30 mm.


8–20 mm diam., sepals 3–5 mm;

petals white, candy-striped, or pink, 8–14 mm;

ovules 3.


(1–)3, 2–3 mm, shiny and smooth;

elaiosome 1 mm.


= 12, 24, 36.

Claytonia sibirica

Phenology Flowering Feb–Aug.
Habitat Thickets of red alder, dogwood, vine-leaf maple, moist shaded coniferous forests
Elevation 0-2000 m (0-6600 ft)
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AK; CA; ID; MT; OR; WA; BC; Eurasia (Russia)
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Source FNA vol. 4, p. 474.
Parent taxa Portulacaceae > Claytonia
Sibling taxa
C. acutifolia, C. arctica, C. arenicola, C. caroliniana, C. cordifolia, C. exigua, C. gypsophiloides, C. lanceolata, C. megarhiza, C. multiscapa, C. nevadensis, C. ogilviensis, C. palustris, C. parviflora, C. perfoliata, C. rosea, C. rubra, C. sarmentosa, C. saxosa, C. scammaniana, C. tuberosa, C. umbellata, C. virginica, C. washingtoniana
Synonyms Montia sibirica, Montia sibirica var. bulbifera, Montia sibirica var. heterophylla
Name authority Linnaeus: Sp. Pl. 1: 204. (1753)
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