Taxon  Report   2237 
Claytonia megarhiza  (A. Gray) S. Watson
Alpine springbeauty,  Fell fields claytonia
Claytonia megarhiza
© 2009 Ron Wolf
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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
Genus: Claytonia
Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
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CNPS: Claytonia bellidifolia
ICPN: Claytonia megarhiza var. bellidifolia
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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]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Aug 17, 2018).

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