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Claytonia rubra

Claytonia rubra (Howell) Tidestr.

Erubescent Minerís-lettuce, Red Stemmed Spring Beauty, Red-stem Springbeauty, Redstem Springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)


USDA Symbol: CLRU2

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 4 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: Pinkish white to white.


USA: AZ , CA , CO , ID , MT , NV , OR , SD , UT , VA , WA , WY
Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Drier coniferous woodlands, shrublands, sand spits, fallow fields.

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


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

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