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Claytonia arenicola
sand montia, sand springbeauty montia
WTU specimens
Other herbaria

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.

Flowers: March-June

Origin: Native

Conservation Status: Not of concern

Description:
General:

Somewhat succulent annual from a taproot, the several ascending to erect stems 5-15 cm. long.

Leaves:

Basal leaves several, linear, 1.5-6 cm. long and 1-2.5 mm. broad; cauline leaves 2, opposite, linear, 1-3 cm. long, attached below the mid-point of the stem.

Flowers:

Inflorescence of several open, bracteate, loose racemes up to 10 cm. long, the lowest bracts nearly as long as the stem leaves; pedicels slender, up to 2 cm. long, recurved; sepals 2, 2 mm. long; petals 5, uniformly pink or pinkish veined, 6-9 mm. long; stamens 5; stigmas 3, linear.

Fruits:

Capsule ovoid.

Accepted Name:
Claytonia arenicola L.F. Hend.
Publication: Bull. Torrey Bot. Club. 22: 49. 1895. 1895.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
Montia arenicola (L.F. Hend.) Howell [HC]
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Claytonia arenicola in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Claytonia arenicola checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Claytonia arenicola atlas page.

CalPhotos: Claytonia arenicola photos.

USDA Plants: Claytonia arenicola information.

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