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Claytonia saxosa

Claytonia saxosa Brandegee

Brandegee's Spring Beauty, Brandegee's Springbeauty, Brandegee’s Claytonia

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)

Synonym(s): Montia saxosa

USDA Symbol: CLSA3

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Fruit Type: Capsule
Size Notes: Up to about 2 inches tall.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May
Bloom Notes: Pinkish to magenta.


Native Habitat: Serpentine balds, rock outcrops.

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


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

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