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Claytonia arenicola L. F. Hend.
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Claytonia arenicola L.F. Hend.
sand springbeauty

General Information
Symbol: CLAR3
Group: Dicot
Family: Portulacaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : L48   N
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MOAR5 Montia arenicola (L.F. Hend.) Howell


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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 arenicola L.F. Hend. – sand springbeauty

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3. Claytonia arenicola L. F. Henderson, Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 22: 49. 1895.

Henderson's claytonia

Montia arenicola (L. F. Henderson) Howell

Plants annual, with minute, tuberous body; periderm absent. Stems 2-10 cm. Leaves: basal leaf blades linear to narrowly lanceolate, 1-5 × 0.05-0.2 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blade linear, 1-3 cm. Inflorescences multi-bracteate; proximalmost bract 5-10 mm, leaflike, distal bracts 1 mm or less, reduced to membranous scales. Flowers 10-12 mm diam.; sepals 1.5-2.5 mm; petals white, pink, or candy-striped, 6-10 mm; ovules 6. Seeds (1-)6, 1-2 mm, shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1 mm or less. 2 n = 12.

Flowering early Mar. Selaginella mats and crevices of cliffs and rock faces in Great Basin sagebrush and ponderosa pine belt; 200-1200 m; Idaho, Mont., Oreg., Wash.

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