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Taxon: Claytonia lanceolata Pall. ex Pursh

Genus: Claytonia
Family: Montiaceae. Also placed in: Portulacaceae
Nomen number: 400873
Place of publication: Fl. Amer. sept. 1:175, t. 3. 1813
  • authorship verified from original literature
  • both the name and validating diagnosis could be seen as simultaneously ascribed to Pallas under Melbourne ICN Art. 46 Ex. 9, but Pursh's use of (-) indicates that Pallas's diagnosis was amended
  • for date of this publication see Taxon 57:305. 2008
Name verified on: 19-Dec-1994 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 21-May-2013
No species priority site assigned.
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System.
  • all available ) NPGS accessions. or .
  • all available ) NPGS accessions by country.
  • Check PlantSearch database of Botanic Gardens Conservation International for possible non-NPGS germplasm.


Species on the following lists:

Common names:

  • western spring-beauty   (Source: F NAmer ) – English

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

      Native: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)


  • Abrams, L. 1944. Illustrated flora of the Pacific states.
  • Dorn, R. D. 1977. Manual of the vascular plants of Wyoming.
  • Douglas, G. W. et al., eds. 1999. Illustrated flora of British Columbia.
  • FNA Editorial Committee. 1993–. Flora of North America.
  • Hickman, J. C., ed. 1993. The Jepson manual: higher plants of California.
  • Hitchcock, C. L. et al. 1955–1969. Vascular plants of the Pacific Northwest.
  • John, H. St. 1963. Flora of southeastern Washington and adjacent Idaho, ed. 3.
  • Kartesz, J. T. 1994. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland.
  • Miller, J. M. & K. L. Chambers. 2006. Systematics of Claytonia (Portulacaceae). Syst. Bot. Monogr. 78:70–73.
  • Munz, P. A. & D. D. Keck. 1959. A California flora.
  • Peck, M. 1941. A manual of the higher plants of Oregon.
  • Shelly, J. S. et al. 1998. Systematic studies and conservation status of Claytonia lanceolata var. flava (Portulacaceae). Madroño 45:64–74.
  • Welsh, S. L. et al. 1993. A Utah flora.


Check other web resources for Claytonia lanceolata Pall. ex Pursh:


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  • Google Images Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
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