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Redstem Springbeauty
Claytonia rubra
About Redstem Springbeauty (Claytonia rubra) 0 Nurseries Carry This Plant Claytonia rubra is a species of wildflower in the purslane family known by the common name redstem springbeauty. It is native to western North America from southwestern Canada to northwestern Mexico, where it can be found in many types of habitat. This is an annual herb with stems up to about 15 centimeters long. The basal leaves have small rounded to diamond-shaped blades on long, tapering petioles. There are also leaves on the stem which may be rounded or squared and sometimes fuse together to create a bowl around the stem. The herbage is red or orange-pink in color when new and gradually turns green. The inflorescence is a dense cluster of up to 30 tiny flowers, each with petals less than 4 millimeters long and white to pink-tinted in color.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Plant Type
Annual herb

Flower Color
Flower Color
Pink, White, Orange, Green, Red

Wildlife Supported

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Landscaping Information
Natural Setting
Annual Precipitation: 9.5" - 126.5", Summer Precipitation: 0.20" - 3.85", Coldest Month: 25.6" - 52.2", Hottest Month: 48.2" - 75.4", Humidity: 0.40" - 25.79", Elevation: -5" - 9471"

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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