Taxon  Report   2231 
Claytonia exigua  Torrey & A. Gray
Little spring beauty,  Serpentine springbeauty
Claytonia exigua
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Claytonia exigua
© 2008 Ron Wolf
Claytonia exigua
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Claytonia exigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Claytonia exigua
© 2008 Ron Wolf
Genus: Claytonia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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XWALK: Montia spathulata
More information about  Claytonia exigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on CalPhotos / Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Mar 18, 2018).

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