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

Brandegee's claytonia, Brandegee's Spring beauty

Habit Plants annual or perennial, rhizomatous, producing bulblets or stolons; periderm absent. Plants annual, with minute, tuberous body; periderm absent.
Stems

5–40 cm.

1–4 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 sessile, blade broadly spatulate, 0.5–3 × 0.5–1 cm;

cauline leaves sessile, blade spatulate, 0.2–1 × 0.2–0.5 cm.

Inflorescences

multibracteate;

bracts leaflike, 5–30 mm.

ebracteate.

Flowers

8–20 mm diam., sepals 3–5 mm;

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

ovules 3.

10–15 mm diam., pinkish to magenta;

sepals 2–3 mm;

petals 6–10 mm;

ovules 3.

Seeds

(1–)3, 2–3 mm, shiny and smooth;

elaiosome 1 mm.

1–2 mm, tuberculate;

elaiosome inserted in wide notch of seed coat, 0.5 mm.

2n

= 12, 24, 36.

= 16.

Claytonia sibirica

Claytonia saxosa

Phenology Flowering Feb–Aug. Flowering early spring.
Habitat Thickets of red alder, dogwood, vine-leaf maple, moist shaded coniferous forests Serpentine balds, rock outcrops
Elevation 0-2000 m (0-6600 ft) 500-2000 m (1600-6600 ft)
Distribution
from FNA
AK; CA; ID; MT; OR; WA; BC; Eurasia (Russia)
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CA
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Discussion

Of conservation concern.

(Discussion copyrighted by Flora of North America; reprinted with permission.)

Source FNA vol. 4, p. 474. FNA vol. 4, p. 474.
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. 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. scammaniana, C. sibirica, C. tuberosa, C. umbellata, C. virginica, C. washingtoniana
Synonyms Montia sibirica, Montia sibirica var. bulbifera, Montia sibirica var. heterophylla Montia saxosa
Name authority Linnaeus: Sp. Pl. 1: 204. (1753) Brandegee: Zo ë 4: 150. (1893)
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