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Claytonia tuberosa Pall. ex Schult.
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Claytonia tuberosa Pall. ex Schult.
tuberous springbeauty

General Information
Symbol: CLTU
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 tuberosa Pall. ex Schult. – tuberous springbeauty

Subordinate Taxa

The Plants Database includes the following 2 subspecies of Claytonia tuberosa . Click below on a thumbnail map or name for subspecies profiles. Plant is native (blue) Native Plant is introduced Introduced Plant is introduced Native and Introduced Related taxa legend Distribution of <i>
Claytonia tuberosa</i>
Pall. ex Schult. var. <i>
(Volkova) Hultén
Claytonia tuberosa var. czukczorum
tuberous springbeauty Distribution of <i>
Claytonia tuberosa</i>
Pall. ex Schult. var. <i>
tuberosa </i>
Claytonia tuberosa var. tuberosa
tuberous springbeauty

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Wetland Status

Interpreting Wetland Status

North America
Alaska FACW

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22. Claytonia tuberosa Pallas ex Willdenow in J. J. Roemer et al., Syst. Veg. 5: 436. 1819.

Beringian spring beauty

Claytonia caroliniana Michaux var. tuberosa (Pallas ex Willdenow) B. Boivin

Plants perennial, with globose tubers 10-30 mm, rarely rhizomatous; periderm 5-20 mm. Stems 15-25 cm. Leaves: 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 1-multibracteate; proximalmost bract leaflike, distal bracts minute, membranous scales. Flowers 12-20 mm diam.; sepals 4-6 mm; petals white with yellow blotch at base, 6-14 mm; ovules 6. Seeds 2-3 mm diam., shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1 mm. 2 n = 16, 24, 30.

Flowering May-Aug. Wet to moist stony tundra slopes; 0-1200 m; B.C., N.W.T., Yukon; Alaska; Asia (Siberia).

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 .

Updated: 2019-11-12 13:25:28 gmt
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