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Heartleaf Springbeauty

Claytonia cordifolia S. Wats.

Brief Summary

    Claytonia cordifolia: Brief Summary
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    Claytonia cordifolia is a species of wildflower in the Montiaceae family known by the common name heartleaf springbeauty. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Utah, where it grows in shallow lakes and in streams or springs and wetlands including bogs and fens according to Miller and Chambers (2006). 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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Comprehensive Description

    Claytonia cordifolia
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    Claytonia cordifolia is a species of wildflower in the Montiaceae family known by the common name heartleaf springbeauty. It is native to western North America from British Columbia to Utah, where it grows in shallow lakes and in streams or springs and wetlands including bogs and fens according to Miller and Chambers (2006).[1] 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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    1. ^ Miller, J. M. and K. L. Chambers. 2006. Systematics of Claytonia (Portulacaceae). Systematic Botany Monographs 78: 1-236 .mw-parser-output cite.citation{font-style:inherit}.mw-parser-output q{quotes:"""""'"'"}.mw-parser-output code.cs1-code{color:inherit;background:inherit;border:inherit;padding:inherit}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-free a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/65/Lock-green.svg/9px-Lock-green.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-limited a,.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-registration a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/d6/Lock-gray-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-gray-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-lock-subscription a{background:url("//upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/aa/Lock-red-alt-2.svg/9px-Lock-red-alt-2.svg.png")no-repeat;background-position:right .1em center}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration{color:#555}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription span,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration span{border-bottom:1px dotted;cursor:help}.mw-parser-output .cs1-hidden-error{display:none;font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-visible-error{font-size:100%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-subscription,.mw-parser-output .cs1-registration,.mw-parser-output .cs1-format{font-size:95%}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-left,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-left{padding-left:0.2em}.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-right,.mw-parser-output .cs1-kern-wl-right{padding-right:0.2em}ISBN 0-912861-78-9

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Distribution

    Distribution
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    B.C.; Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash.
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    Flora of North America Vol. 4: 468 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Morphology

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    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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    Flora of North America Vol. 4: 468 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Diagnostic Description

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    Claytonia sibirica Linnaeus var. cordifolia (S. Watson) R. J. Davis; Montia cordifolia (S. Watson) Pax & K. Hoffmann
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    Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Boulevard, St. Louis, MO, 63110 USA
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    Flora of North America Vol. 4: 468 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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Habitat

Cyclicity

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    Flowering May-Sep.
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    Flora of North America Vol. 4: 468 in eFloras.org, Missouri Botanical Garden. Accessed Nov 12, 2008.
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