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Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata (Miner's-lettuce)
Glase, Terry

Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata

Claytonia perfoliata Donn ex Willd. ssp. perfoliata

Miner's-lettuce, Winter-purslane

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)

Synonym(s): Claytonia perfoliata var. angustifolia, Limnia perfoliata, Montia perfoliata


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), AK (I?), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual , Perennial
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Oblanceolate
Leaf Margin: Entire
Leaf Apex: Obtuse
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 20 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , SD , UT , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Seasonally moist places in open to shady woods in the bottom lands to the lower mountains. (Webref 14).

Web Reference

Webref 13 - E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia [] (2013) E-Flora BC
Webref 14 - Flora Northwest: Wildflowers to be Seen in Oregon & Washington (2013) Biology Dept - Gresham High School
Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) 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 perfoliata ssp. perfoliata in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Claytonia perfoliata ssp. perfoliata


Record Modified: 2023-02-01
Research By: Joseph A. Marcus

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