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Claytonia serpenticola  Stoughton
Serpentine spring beauty
Claytonia serpenticola is a perennial herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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Observation Search
~25 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
Genus: Claytonia
Family: Montiaceae  
(Portulacaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Name Status:
Accepted by CNPS

Information about  Claytonia serpenticola from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
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[explorer.natureserve.org] Range, Habitat: Claytonia serpenticola occurs in northwestern California in the North Coast Ranges up to the Siskiyou Mountains in southern Oregon. It is associated with mafic substrates and occurs in dry, stony areas of mixed conifer forest. There are around 21 known occurrences. Surveys of historic occurrences and potential habitat will provide valuable information that will better inform the conservation status of this species. Trends are unknown. Given that all occurrences are on Forest Service Land at remote locations, implies that threats to this species are low. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 05/25/2024).