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Claytonia washingtoniana

Claytonia washingtoniana (Suksd.) Suksd.

Lake Washington Claytonia, Suksdorf's Spring Beauty, Washington Springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane family)


USDA Symbol: CLWA6

USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)


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Plant Characteristics

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

Bloom Information

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


Canada: BC
Native Habitat: Coastal bluffs and disturbed places associated with red alder and moss mats in boulders and cliffs of moist coastal forests.

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


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

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