Claytonia cordifolia

S. Watson

Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 365. 1882

Common names: Cordate-leaved spring beauty
Endemic
Synonyms: Claytonia sibirica var. cordifolia (S. Watson) R. J. Davis Montia cordifolia (S. Watson) Pax & K. Hoffmann
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Mentioned on page 468.

Plants perennial, rhizomatous; rhizomes 4–8 mm diam.; periderm absent. Stems 5–30 cm. Leaves: basal leaves petiolate, blade ovate to deltate or cordate, 2–7 × 1–5 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blade ovate, 1–4 cm. Inflorescences ebracteate. Flowers 10–15 mm diam.; sepals 4–8 mm; petals white, 8–12 mm; ovules 6. Seeds (1–)6, 1–2 mm diam., shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1 mm or less. 2n = 10, 20.


Phenology: Flowering May–Sep.
Habitat: Meadows, seeps
Elevation: 500-2000 m

Distribution

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B.C., Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash.

Discussion

Selected References

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Lower Taxa

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B.C. +, Calif. +, Idaho +, Mont. +, Nev. +, Oreg. +, Utah +  and Wash. +
500-2000 m +
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Flowering May–Sep. +
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