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Claytonia cordifolia S. Watson
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Claytonia cordifolia S. Watson
heartleaf springbeauty

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General Information
Symbol: CLCO3
Group: Dicot
Family: Portulacaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : CAN   N
L48   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
CLSIC Claytonia sibirica L. var. cordifolia (S. Watson) R.J. Davis
MOCO4 Montia cordifolia (S. Watson) Pax & K. Hoffm.


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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 cordifolia S. Watson – heartleaf springbeauty

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5. Claytonia cordifolia S. Watson, Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts. 17: 365. 1882.

Cordate-leaved spring beauty

Claytonia sibirica Linnaeus var. cordifolia (S. Watson) R. J. Davis; Montia cordifolia (S. Watson) Pax & K. Hoffmann

Plants perennial, rhizomatous; rhizomes 4-8 mm diam.; periderm absent. Stems 5-30 cm. Leaves: basal leaves petiolate, blade ovate to deltate or cordate, 2-7 × 1-5 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blade ovate, 1-4 cm. Inflorescences ebracteate. Flowers 10-15 mm diam.; sepals 4-8 mm; petals white, 8-12 mm; ovules 6. Seeds (1-)6, 1-2 mm diam., shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1 mm or less. 2 n = 10, 20.

Flowering May-Sep. Meadows, seeps; 500-2000 m; B.C.; Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash.

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Claytonia cordifolia
Claytonia cordifolia
Heartleaf Springbeauty
ID: 6212 3041 0479 0038 [detail]
© 1995 Saint Mary's College of California

Claytonia cordifolia
Claytonia cordifolia
(shown with Athyrium filix-femina, Aconitum columbianum )
ID: 0000 0000 0717 2596 [detail]
© 2017 Julie Kierstead Nelson

Claytonia cordifolia
Claytonia cordifolia
Heat Leaf Spring Beauty
ID: 0000 0000 0218 1966 [detail]
© 2018 Susan McDougall

Claytonia cordifolia
Claytonia cordifolia
Heat Leaf Spring Beauty
ID: 0000 0000 0218 1967 [detail]
© 2018 Susan McDougall

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