Taxon  Report   2232 
Claytonia exigua  Torrey & A. Gray  ssp. exigua 
little spring beauty, serpentine springbeauty, viridis
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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 Plant Characteristics
 and Associations

Bloom Period
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest
AFFINITY to serpentine soil:   3.4 (strong indicator)   [Safford et al 2005]
Genus: Claytonia
Parent Record Claytonia exigua.
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Other Names:
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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
XWALK: Claytonia spathulata
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website references on Google


Nursery availability and horticultural info on CNPLX

2012 Jepson Manual Treament from the Jepson Herbarium,
University of California, Berkeley

Original Publication citation. on the International Plants Names Index

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Search the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Native Plant Database

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 Calif. Herbaria.
[web application]. 2014. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Apr 19, 2014).

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