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Claytonia palustris

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About Marsh Claytonia (Claytonia palustris) Claytonia palustris is a species of wildflower in the purslane family known by the common names Jonesville springbeauty and marsh claytonia. It is endemic to California where it is an uncommon member of the flora in wet areas such as spring meadows in the high mountains from the Klamath Range to the High Sierra. This is a rhizomatous perennial herb producing a slender stem up to about half a meter long. It has leaves with oval-shaped blades a few centimeters long at the ends of long, narrow petioles. The inflorescence bears up to 18 flowers on a long stalk. Each flower has 5 white or pink-tinted white petals just under a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb, Perennial herb

Flower Color
Pink, White

Native Status
Natural Setting
Elevation ?
461' - 10194'

Annual Precip. ?
11.2" - 120.2"

Summer Precip. ?
0.24" - 4.08"

Coldest Month ?
27.8° F - 50.6° F

Hottest Month ?
48.9° F - 77.5° F

Humidity ?
1.66 vpd - 24.20 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Jonesville Springbeauty

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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