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Claytonia arctica M.F. Adams
arctic springbeauty

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Symbol: CLAR2
Group: Dicot
Family: Portulacaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
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Rank Scientific Name and Common Name
Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Genus Claytonia L. – springbeauty
Species Claytonia arctica M.F. Adams – arctic springbeauty

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2. Claytonia arctica Adams, Mém. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 5: 94. 1817.

Arctic claytonia

Plants perennial, with stout to slender, often fusiform, woody caudices; periderm 1-12 mm. Stems 1-10 cm. Leaves: basal leaves petiolate, often dilated at base, blade spatulate to elliptic, 2-15 × 0.5-1 cm, thinly herbaceous, apex obtuse; cauline leaves sessile, blade elliptic or oval, 0.5-2 × 0.5-1 cm. Inflorescences ebracteate. Flowers 12-20 mm diam.; sepals 6-8 mm; petals yellow or white with yellow blotch at base, 10-12 × 3-8 mm; ovules 6. Seeds 2-3 mm diam., shiny and smooth to tuberculate; elaiosome 1-2 mm. 2 n = 10.

Flowering Jun-Jul. Snow beds in talus, rocks, and gravels; 0-2000 m; Alaska; Russia.

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