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Claytonia sarmentosa
Claytonia sarmentosa
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Claytonia sarmentosa

Claytonia sarmentosa
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Claytonia sarmentosa
Claytonia sarmentosa
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Claytonia sarmentosa C.A. Mey.
Alaska springbeauty

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Symbol: CLSA2
Group: Dicot
Family: Portulacaceae
Duration: Perennial
Growth Habit : Forb/herb
Native Status : AK   N
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Symbol Scientific Name
MOSA6 Montia sarmentosa (C.A. Mey.) B.L. Rob.


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Kingdom Plantae – Plants
Subkingdom Tracheobionta – Vascular plants
Superdivision Spermatophyta – Seed plants
Division Magnoliophyta – Flowering plants
Class Magnoliopsida – Dicotyledons
Subclass Caryophyllidae
Order Caryophyllales
Family Portulacaceae – Purslane family
Genus Claytonia L. – springbeauty
Species Claytonia sarmentosa C.A. Mey. – Alaska springbeauty

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18. Claytonia sarmentosa C. A. Meyer, Nouv. Mém. Soc. Imp. Naturalistes Moscou. 1: 137. 1829.

Creeping spring beauty

Montia sarmentosa (C. A. Meyer) B. L. Robinson

Plants perennial, with minute, tuberous body, producing rhizomes and stolons; rhizomes 0.5-3 mm diam.; periderm absent. Stems 1-20 cm. Leaves: basal leaves 1-15 cm, blade elliptic to spatulate, 1-8 × 1-2 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blade lanceolate to ovate, 2 times or less longer than broad, 1-2 cm. Inflorescences ebracteate. Flowers 15-20 mm diam.; sepals 6-8 mm; petals pink to magenta with yellow blotch at base, 10-16 mm; ovules 6. Seeds (1-)6, 2-4 mm, shiny and smooth; elaiosome prominent, 2-3 mm. 2 n = 10, 12, 16, 24.

Flowering May-Aug. Moist tundra and meadows; 0-2000 m; B.C., Yukon; Alaska; Russia.

Claytonia sarmentosa reproduces almost entirely from stolons and rhizomes.

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Claytonia sarmentosa
Claytonia sarmentosa
Alaska Springbeauty
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