Claytonia parviflora

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Claytonia parviflora
Claytonia parviflora ssp utahensis 1.jpg
subsp. utahensis in Icebox Canyon, southern Nevada
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Core eudicots
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Portulacaceae
Genus: Claytonia
Species: C. parviflora
Binomial name
Claytonia parviflora
Dougl. ex Hook.

Claytonia parviflora is a species of wildflower in the purslane family known by the common name streambank springbeauty. It is native to western North America from southwestern Canada to northwestern Mexico, where it can be found in many types of habitat, particularly areas that are moist in the spring. This is an annual herb growing in a clump or spreading to a maximum length of about 30 centimeters. The basal leaves have lance-shaped blades on long, tapering petioles. There are also leaves on the stem which may be similar in shape or may be rounded or squared and sometimes fuse together to create a bowl around the stem. The herbage is green to pink in color. The inflorescence is a cluster of up to 40 tiny flowers, each with petals a few millimeters long and white to pink-tinted in color.

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