Regularity: Regularly occurring
Life History and Behavior
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Claytonia gypsophiloides
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Claytonia gypsophiloides
Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
National NatureServe Conservation Status
Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked
Claytonia gypsophiloides is a species of wildflower in the purslane family known by the common names gypsum springbeauty and Coast Range claytonia. It is endemic to California, where it grows in the Coast Ranges from the North Coast Ranges to the Temblor Range. It can usually be found in moist areas with rocky soils, often serpentine. It is an annual herb producing an erect stem 15 to 25 centimeters in maximum height. The fleshy basal leaves are linear in shape and up to 15 centimeters long. The pair leaves at midpoint on the stem vary in shape. They may be linear and separate, fused along one side, or completely fused into a disc surrounding the stem. The leaves are gray-green, beige, or pinkish in color. The stalked inflorescence is up to 15 centimeters long and bears up to 30 flowers. Each has 5 pink and white petals which are oval-shaped with a notched tip.
Names and Taxonomy
Comments: Kartesz (1999) lumps Claytonia gypsophiloides (Kartesz 1994) and Claytonia perfoliata var. nubigena (Kartesz 1994) to create this broader concept of Claytonia gypsophiloides than he recognized in 1994.
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