Taxon  Report   2237 
Claytonia megarhiza  (A. Gray) S. Watson
alpine springbeauty,  fell fields claytonia

Claytonia megarhiza
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Claytonia megarhiza, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California and is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
It is included in the CNPS Inventory of Rare and Endangered Plants on list 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   7th Edition  /  8th Edition

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Claytonia megarhiza
© 2010 Dan Shimmon
Genus: Claytonia
Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands:Occurs in wetlands in another region, but occurs almost always under natural conditions in non wetlands in California [U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service.]
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Accepted by TJM2 + CNPS + PLANTS + JM93
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CNPS: Claytonia bellidifolia
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Location Suitability

Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.


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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]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 09, 2015).

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