"Sep 2, herbaceous, ovate, persistent in fr; pet 5, oval or elliptic, spreading; stamens 5, opposite the pet; ovules 6; style with 3 short lobes; capsule ovoid, opening by inrolling valves; perennial herbs from a rounded corm (our spp.) or fleshy taproot, with one or few lvs from the base and a single opposite pair on the stem below the loose terminal raceme; our spp. have delicate glabrous stems 1–3 dm from the corm, lengthening during and after anthesis, the 5–15 long-pediceled fls with pink-veined, otherwise white or pale pinkish (yellow) pet 1–1.5 cm. 10, N. Amer."
Chambers, K. L. 1993. Claytonia. In: J. C. Hickman, ed. 1993. The Jepson Manual. Higher Plants of California. Berkeley, Los Angeles, and London. Pp. 898-900. Davis, R. G. 1966. The North American perennial species of Claytonia. Brittonia 18: 285-303. Doyle, J. J. 1984. Karyotypic variation of eastern North American Claytonia chemical races. Amer. J. Bot. 71: 970-978. Halleck, D. K. and D. Wiens. 1966. Taxonomic status of Claytonia rosea and C. lanceolata (Portulacaceae). Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 53: 205-212. Lewis, W. H. 1967. Cytocatalytic evolution in plants. Bot. Rev. (Lancaster) 33: 105-115. Lewis, W. H., R. L. Oliver, and Y. Suda. 1967. Cytogeography of Claytonia virginica and its allies. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 54: 153-171. Lewis, W. H. and Y. Suda. 1968. Karyotypes in relation to classification and phylogeny in Claytonia. Ann. Missouri Bot. Gard. 55: 64-67. McNeill, J. 1972. New taxa of Claytonia section Claytonia (Portulacaceae). Canad. J. Bot. 50: 1895-1898. Miller, J. M. and K. L. Chambers. 1993. Nomenclatural changes and new taxa in Claytonia (Portulacaceae) in western North America. Novon 3: 268-273. Packer, J. G., ed. 1995+. Flora of the Russian Arctic.... 3+ vols. Edmonton. Vol. 3, pp. 195-204.