Taxon  Report   2234 
Claytonia gypsophiloides  Fisch. & C. A. Mey.
Gypsum spring beauty,  Gypsum springbeauty
Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2009 Keir Morse
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Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2009 John W. Wall
Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2016 John Doyen
Claytonia gypsophiloides, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California and is endemic (limited) to California.

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Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2001 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Genus: Claytonia
Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Chaparral
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.1 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Claytonia perfoliata var. nubigena
PLANTS: Montia gypsophiloides
PLANTS: Montia perfoliata var. nubigena
More information about  Claytonia gypsophiloides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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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: Apr 23, 2018).

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