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Claytonia arenicola Henderson

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Limnia arenicola (Henderson) Rydb. Bull. Torrey Club 33: 138. 1906.
Claylonia spalhulata tenuifolia A. Gray, Proc. Am. Acad. 22: 282, in part. 1887. Clavtonia arenicola Henderson. Bull. Torrev Club 22: 49. 1895. Montia arenicola Howell. Fl. NW. Am. 1: 96. 1897.
Annual, with fibrous roots; stems several from the base, 8-15 cm. high, glabrous; basal leaves petioled, narrowly linear-oblanceolate, 2-5 mm. long; stem-leaves opposite, sessile, similar but smaller; raceme lax, 4-S mm. long; bracts linear-filiform, minute; pedicels 1-2 cm. long; sepals ovate, acute, nearly 2 mm. long; petals white, 6-7 mm. long, emarginate; seeds black, smooth and shining, broadly ellipsoid, nearly 1.5 mm. long, 1 mm. wide.
Type locality: "Idaho and eastern Washington." Distribution: Washington, Idaho, and northeastern Oregon.
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Percy Wilson, Per Axel Rydberg. 1932. CHENOPODIALES. North American flora. vol 21(4). New York Botanical Garden, New York, NY
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