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Claytonia heterophylla

Claytonia heterophylla (Torr. & A. Gray) Swanson

Candy Flower, Variableleaf Spring Beauty, Variableleaf Springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Claytonia sibirica var. heterophylla, Montia heterophylla, Montia sibirica var. heterophylla


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 16 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul , Aug


Native Habitat: Thickets of red alder, dogwood, vine-leaf maple, moist shaded coniferous forests.

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.

Additional resources

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


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

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