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

Beringian Spring beauty, tuberous spring-beauty

Habit Plants annual or perennial, rhizomatous, producing bulblets or stolons; periderm absent. Plants perennial, with globose tubers 10–30 mm, rarely rhizomatous; periderm 5–20 mm.
Stems

5–40 cm.

15–25 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 usually absent or few, blade linear, 4–15 × 0.4–0.8 cm;

cauline leaves sessile, blade linear to lanceolate, 2–7 × 0.2–0.6 cm, tapered to slender base, apex acute.

Inflorescences

multibracteate;

bracts leaflike, 5–30 mm.

1–multibracteate;

proximalmost bract leaflike, distal bracts minute, membranous scales.

Flowers

8–20 mm diam., sepals 3–5 mm;

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

ovules 3.

12–20 mm diam.;

sepals 4–6 mm;

petals white with yellow blotch at base, 6–14 mm;

ovules 6.

Seeds

(1–)3, 2–3 mm, shiny and smooth;

elaiosome 1 mm.

2–3 mm diam., shiny and smooth;

elaiosome 1 mm.

2n

= 12, 24, 36.

= 16, 24, 30.

Claytonia sibirica

Claytonia tuberosa

Phenology Flowering Feb–Aug. Flowering May–Aug.
Habitat Thickets of red alder, dogwood, vine-leaf maple, moist shaded coniferous forests Wet to moist stony tundra slopes
Elevation 0-2000 m (0-6600 ft) 0-1200 m (0-3900 ft)
Distribution
from FNA
AK; CA; ID; MT; OR; WA; BC; Eurasia (Russia)
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from FNA
AK; BC; NT; YT; Asia (Siberia)
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Discussion

Claytonia czukczorum was included by S. L. Welsh (1974) and E. Hultén (1968) as a variety of C. tuberosa. Based upon the author’s study of type material, it is grouped with C. multiscapa.

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

Source FNA vol. 4, p. 474. FNA vol. 4, p. 475.
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. saxosa, C. scammaniana, C. sibirica, C. umbellata, C. virginica, C. washingtoniana
Synonyms Montia sibirica, Montia sibirica var. bulbifera, Montia sibirica var. heterophylla C. caroliniana var. tuberosa
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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