Claytonia cordifolia S. Watson
Broadleaf Claytonia, Heartleaf springbeauty
Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)
Synonym(s): Claytonia sibirica var. cordifolia, Montia cordifolia
USDA Symbol: CLCO3
Claytonias such as this, with broad, succulent leaves, have edible, sweet-tasting foliage. The very similar Candy Flower (C. sibirica), growing in shaded places from Alaska south to southern California and east to Montana and Utah, has smaller, pink-tinged flowers, with a bract at the base of each individual flower stalk in the raceme. Once placed in the genus Montia, the western species in this group are now considered part of Claytonia.
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Bloom InformationBloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug , Sep
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , MT , OR , UT , WA
Native Distribution: Southern British Columbia south to northern California and western Montana, and east to northern Utah.
Native Habitat: Wet soil near springs and streams; more common in mountains.
National Wetland Indicator Status
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Claytonia cordifolia in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Claytonia cordifolia in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Claytonia cordifolia
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff