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Claytonia exigua ssp. glauca

Claytonia exigua Torr. & A. Gray ssp. glauca (Torr. & A. Gray) John M. Mill. & K.L. Chambers

Blue Leaved Spring Beauty, Little Spring Beauty, Pallid Claytonia, Serpentine Springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Claytonia parviflora var. glauca, Montia perfoliata ssp. glauca


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Bluffs, coastal sand dunes, deflation plains, fields, open woods.

Web Reference

Webref 30 - Calflora (2018) Calflora
Webref 3 - Flora of North America (2014) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Claytonia exigua ssp. glauca in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Claytonia exigua ssp. glauca in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Claytonia exigua ssp. glauca


Record Modified: 2020-11-12
Research By: CBR

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