Taxon  Report   2232 
Claytonia exigua  Torr. & A. Gray  ssp. exigua 
Little spring beauty,  Serpentine springbeauty, Viridis
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2014 John Doyen
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Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2008 Neal Kramer
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
Genus: Claytonia
Parent Record Claytonia exigua
Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.4 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
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PLANTS: Claytonia spathulata var. exigua
PLANTS: Claytonia spathulata var. rosulata
PLANTS: Claytonia spathulata var. spathulata
PLANTS: Claytonia spathulata var. tenuifolia
PLANTS: Montia spathulata var. exigua
PLANTS: Montia spathulata var. rosulata
PLANTS: Montia spathulata var. spathulata
PLANTS: Montia spathulata var. tenuifolia
More information about  Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
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: Aug 17, 2018).

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