Calflora
Taxon  Report   2237    
Claytonia megarhiza  (A. Gray) S. Watson
Alpine springbeauty,  Fell fields claytonia
Claytonia megarhiza
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Claytonia megarhiza
© 2010 Dan Shimmon
Claytonia megarhiza
© 2013 John Doyen
Claytonia megarhiza, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Claytonia bellidifolia
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition

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Claytonia megarhiza
© 2009 Ron Wolf
Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Claytonia bellidifolia
ICPN: Claytonia megarhiza var. bellidifolia
More information about  Claytonia megarhiza
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (CLME)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


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: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 22, 2018).

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