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Claytonia saxosa
  

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About (Claytonia saxosa) Claytonia saxosa is a species of wildflower in the purslane family known by the common name Brandegee's springbeauty. It is endemic to California, where it is known from the rocky, barren serpentine slopes of the Klamath Mountains and North Coast Ranges. This is a small, compact annual herb forming clumps a few centimeters wide in rock crevices. The leaves are small, fleshy, and generally red in color, packed densely together about the short stem. Two to ten flowers emerge from the clump, each with five light pink petals under a centimeter long.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Native Status
Native

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
428' - 8040'

Annual Precip. ?
20.4" - 126.5"

Summer Precip. ?
1.05" - 3.85"

Coldest Month ?
34.2° F - 43.5° F

Hottest Month ?
52.6° F - 67.4° F

Humidity ?
0.22 vpd - 19.67 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available


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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