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Siberian narrow-leaf claytonia

Habit Plants annual or perennial, rhizomatous, producing bulblets or stolons; periderm absent. Plants perennial, with stout, woody caudices; periderm beige to reddish when dried, 1–20 mm.
Stems

5–40 cm.

5–40 cm.

Leaves

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.

basal leaves flaring at base into broad, membranous sheath, or sheath absent, blade linear to linear-lanceolate or lanceolate, 5–18 × 0.3–1.4 cm, apex acute;

cauline leaves sessile or petiolate, blade linear to lanceolate, 1–4 × 0.5–1 cm, apex acute.

Inflorescences

multibracteate;

bracts leaflike, 5–30 mm.

multibracteate;

bracts linear to subulate, 5–10 mm, apex acute.

Flowers

8–20 mm diam., sepals 3–5 mm;

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

ovules 3.

10–18 mm diam.;

sepals 6–12 mm, apex acute;

petals white or pink to bright rose with yellow blotches at base, or white, 10–14 × 4–10 mm;

ovules 6.

Seeds

(1–)3, 2–3 mm, shiny and smooth;

elaiosome 1 mm.

2–6, 2–3 mm diam., shiny and smooth to tuberculate;

elaiosome 1–2 mm.

2n

= 12, 24, 36.

= 32.

Claytonia sibirica

Claytonia acutifolia

Phenology Flowering Feb–Aug. Flowering Jun–Aug.
Habitat Thickets of red alder, dogwood, vine-leaf maple, moist shaded coniferous forests Marshy ground in moss and lichen tundra and alder and birch thickets, scree and talus of mountain slopes
Elevation 0-2000 m (0-6600 ft) 0-2000 m (0-6600 ft)
Distribution
from FNA
AK; CA; ID; MT; OR; WA; BC; Eurasia (Russia)
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from FNA
AK; Eurasia (Russia)
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Source FNA vol. 4, p. 474. FNA vol. 4, p. 467.
Parent taxa Portulacaceae > Claytonia 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
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. sibirica, C. tuberosa, C. umbellata, C. virginica, C. washingtoniana
Synonyms Montia sibirica, Montia sibirica var. bulbifera, Montia sibirica var. heterophylla C. acutifolia subsp. graminifolia, C. acutifolia var. graminifolia, C. eschscholtzii
Name authority Linnaeus: Sp. Pl. 1: 204. (1753) Pallas ex Willdenow: in J. J. Roemer et al., Syst. Veg. 5: 436. (1819)
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