Claytonia
claytonia, miner's lettuce, springbeauty
12 species
3 subspecies and varieties
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Claytonia arenicolasand montia, sand springbeauty montia
Distribution: Occurring along the eastern border in Washington; Washington south to Oregon, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Various habitats, from moist rocks to hillsides to pine woods.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-June
Claytonia cordifoliabroadleaf springbeauty, heart-leaf springbeauty
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington;
Habitat: On wet soil, usually along streams, moderate to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-September
Claytonia exiguapale claytonia
Distribution: Southern B.C. to California, east to eastern Washington and Oregon, part of Nevada.
Habitat: Open areas on rock, clayey soils, or sand.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March - July
ssp. exigua – Claytonia, pale springbeauty Claytonia
ssp. glauca – pallid Claytonia
Claytonia lanceolatalanceleaf springbeauty
Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Sagebrush foothills to alpine slopes, usually where vernally moist.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-July
Claytonia megarhizafell-fields Claytonia
Distribution: Occurring in the Wenatchee Mountains of Washington; in scattered locations from Northwest Territories south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Gravelly soil and talus slopes, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: June-August
Claytonia multiscapaRydberg's springbeauty
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; in scattered locations from British Columbia south to Washington; east to Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming.
Habitat: Coniferous forests and forest openings where moist.
Origin: Native
Flowers: May-July
ssp. pacifica – Pacific lanceleaf springbeauty
Claytonia parvifloraIndian lettuce
Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Idaho, Nevada, Arizona, and Utah.
Habitat: Open rocky areas, open forest, forest edge, and disturbed areas.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-June
Claytonia perfoliataintermountain miners lettuce
Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Forest openings and margins, shaded rock crevices, and open areas where seasonally moist from the coast to middle elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: April-June
Claytonia rubracushion miner's lettuce, erubescent lettuce, red miners lettuce
Distribution: Throughout much of Western U.S., north to southern B.C.
Habitat: Sandy areas, shrublands, dry coniferous woods
Origin: Native
Flowers: April - July
Claytonia sibiricacandy flower, Siberian springbeauty
Distribution: Distributed on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: Moist, usually shady places, lowlands to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Origin: Native
Flowers: March-September
Claytonia umbellataGreat Basin springbeauty
Origin: Native
Claytonia washingtonianaLake Washington Claytonia
Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon.
Habitat: Coastal bluffs and coniferous forests at low elevations, typically where moist.
Origin: Native
Flowers: January-June