Claytonia lanceolata Pursh
  • Fl. Amer. Sept.
  • Western spring beauty


Cite taxon page as 'WFO (2021): Claytonia lanceolata Pursh. Published on the Internet;http://www.worldfloraonline.org/taxon/wfo-0000609003. Accessed on: 24 Oct 2021'

General Information

Plants perennial, with globose tubers 5-20 mm diam.; periderm 1-5 mm. Stems 1-10 cm. Leaves: basal leaves 1-6, often absent at flowering, blade linear to lanceolate, 5-40 × 0.2-1.6 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blade ovate to narrowly lanceolate, 1-6 × 0.5-2 cm. Inflorescences 1-bracteate (rarely with 2 bracts). Flowers 8-14 mm diam.; sepals 4-6 mm; petals white to pink, rose, magenta, yellow, or deep orange, 5-20 mm; ovules 6. Seeds 2-2.5 mm diam., shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1-2 mm. 2n = 12, 16, 24, 32, 36, 44, 48, 52, 64, 74, ca. 90.

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    Literature

    SELECTED REFERENCES

    Douglas, G. W. and R. J. Taylor. 1972. The biosystematics, chemotaxonomy, and ecology of Claytonia lanceolata in western Washington. Canad. J. Bot. 50: 2177-2187. Stewart, D. and D. Wiens. 1971. Chromosome races in Claytonia lanceolata (Portulacaceae). Amer. J. Bot. 58: 41-47.

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    Other Local Names

    NameLanguageCountry
    Western spring beauty

     Information From

    Flora of North America @ efloras.org
    http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1
    'Flora of North America @ eFloras (2008). Published on the Internet http://www.efloras.org/flora_page.aspx?flora_id=1 [accessed August 2016]' Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
    • A Flora of North America Association
    Montiaceae
    World Flora Online Data. 2017.
    • B CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).
    World Flora Online consortium
    http://www.worldfloraonline.org/organisation/WFO
    World Flora Online Data. 2018.
    • C CC0 1.0 Universal (CC0 1.0).