Overview

Distribution

National Distribution

Canada

Origin: Native

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Present

Confidence: Confident

United States

Origin: Unknown/Undetermined

Regularity: Regularly occurring

Currently: Unknown/Undetermined

Confidence: Confident

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B.C.; Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash.
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Physical Description

Morphology

Description

Plants perennial, rhizomatous; rhizomes 4-8 mm diam.; periderm absent. Stems 5-30 cm. Leaves: basal leaves petiolate, blade ovate to deltate or cordate, 2-7 × 1-5 cm; cauline leaves sessile, blade ovate, 1-4 cm. Inflorescences ebracteate. Flowers 10-15 mm diam.; sepals 4-8 mm; petals white, 8-12 mm; ovules 6. Seeds (1-)6, 1-2 mm diam., shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1 mm or less. 2n = 10, 20.
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Diagnostic Description

Synonym

Claytonia sibirica Linnaeus var. cordifolia (S. Watson) R. J. Davis; Montia cordifolia (S. Watson) Pax & K. Hoffmann
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Ecology

Habitat

Meadows, seeps; 500-2000m.
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Life History and Behavior

Cyclicity

Flowering/Fruiting

Flowering May-Sep.
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Claytonia cordifolia

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Claytonia cordifolia

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Public Records: 1
Specimens with Barcodes: 1
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

National NatureServe Conservation Status

Canada

Rounded National Status Rank: N4 - Apparently Secure

United States

Rounded National Status Rank: NNR - Unranked

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NatureServe Conservation Status

Rounded Global Status Rank: G5 - Secure

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Wikipedia

Claytonia cordifolia

Claytonia cordifolia is a species of wildflower in the purslane family known by the common name heartleaf springbeauty. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Utah, where it grows mainly in shady forested areas. It is a perennial herb growing from a long, budding rhizome and producing an erect stem up to 40 centimeters tall. The basal leaves have oval blades up to 9 centimeters long with heart-shaped bases where they attach to their long petioles. There is also a pair of oval-shaped leaves at a midpoint on the stem. The stalked inflorescence bears up to 12 small flowers with five white petals each about a centimeter long.

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