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Claytonia flava

Claytonia flava A. Nelson

Lanceleaf Spring Beauty, Lanceleaf Springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Claytonia lanceolata var. flava

USDA Symbol: CLFL3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Orange , Yellow
Bloom Time: May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Moist to dry grasslands and montane coniferous forests, often in swales with heavy, poorly drained clay soils to wet, rocky tundra.

Web Reference

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 flava in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Claytonia flava in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Claytonia flava


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

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