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Claytonia multiscapa

Claytonia multiscapa Rydb.

Lanceleaf Springbeauty, Many-stem Springbeauty, Rydberg’s Spring Beauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Claytonia lanceolata var. multiscapa

USDA Symbol: CLMU5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (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


USA: CO , ID , MT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Moist to dry grasslands and montane coniferous forests, often in swales with heavy, poorly drained clay soils to wet, rocky tundra.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

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


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

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