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Claytonia parviflora

Claytonia parviflora Douglas ex Hook.

Indian-lettuce, Miner's Lettuce, Narrow Leaved Miner's Lettuce, Streambank Springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)


USDA Symbol: CLPA5

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 1 foot tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CA , ID , MT , NV , OR , UT , WA
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Varied habitats, from woodlands, landslides, rock crevices and waste ground to moist alluvial fans.

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


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

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