Claytonia megarhiza

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Scientific Name Claytonia megarhiza USDA PLANTS Symbol
Common Name Alpine Springbeauty ITIS Taxonomic Serial No.
Family Montiaceae (Miner’s Lettuce), formerly Portulacaceae SEINet
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Description Life zones and habitat: Alpine. Talus slopes, boulder fields.
Plant: Short perennial, up to 5 inches tall, usually hiding in rock crevices.
Leaves: Basal rosette, fleshy, spatulate.
Inflorescence: White to pink flowers, 3/4-inch across, 5 petals, yellow throat.
References: Excerpts from "Guide to Colorado Wildlowers" by G.K. Guennel and SEINet.
Colorado Status

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