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Claytonia washingtoniana (Suksd.) Suksd.
Washington springbeauty

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Symbol: CLWA6
Group: Dicot
Family: Portulacaceae
Duration: Annual
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   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 washingtoniana (Suksd.) Suksd. – Washington springbeauty

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North America
Arid West FACU
Western Mountains, Valleys, and Coast FACU

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25. Claytonia washingtoniana (Suksdorf) Suksdorf, Werdenda. 1: 10. 1923.

Lake Washington claytonia

Montia washingtoniana Suksdorf, Deutsche Bot. Monatsschr. 16: 220. 1898

Plants annual, with minute, tuberous body; periderm absent. Stems 3-15 cm. Leaves: basal leaves petiolate, 2-30 cm, blade rhombic or ovate, 2-3 cm; cauline leaves sessile, distinct or slightly connate on 1 side only, blade ovate, 1-3 cm. Inflorescences multibracteate, or with 2-several bracts near base of inflorescence; bracts leaflike, 2-10 mm. Flowers 4-8 mm diam.; sepals 2-3.5 mm; petals pink, 3-4 mm; ovules 3. Seeds 1-2 mm diam., shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1 mm. 2 n = 24.

Flowering Jan-Jun. Coastal bluffs and disturbed places associated with red alder and moss mats in boulders and cliffs of moist coastal forests; of conservation concern; 0-500 m; B.C.; Calif., Oreg., Wash.

Claytonia washingtoniana is a fertile hybrid between C. sibirica and C. perfoliata .


Fellows, C. E. 1971. A Cytotaxonomic Study of the Origin of Claytonia washingtoniana . Master's thesis. Humboldt State College.

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