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Claytonia rosea

Claytonia rosea Rydb.

Rocky Mountain Spring Beauty, Western Springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Claytonia lanceolata var. rosea

USDA Symbol: CLRO5

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 6 inches tall.

Bloom Information

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


USA: AZ , CO , MT , NM , UT , WY
Native Habitat: Hillsides and mesas of montane ponderosa and Chihuahuan pine and oak belts.

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


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

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