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Claytonia exigua  Torr. & A. Gray  ssp. exigua 
Little spring beauty,   Serpentine springbeauty,   Viridis
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua is an annual herb that is native to California.
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Parent: Claytonia exigua
Genus: Claytonia
Family: Montiaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 3.4 - strong indicator

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSClaytonia spathulata var. exigua
PLANTSClaytonia spathulata var. rosulata
PLANTSClaytonia spathulata var. spathulata
PLANTSClaytonia spathulata var. tenuifolia
ICPNClaytonia spathulata
Information about  Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wildflower.org] Characteristics, Bloom Info, Distribution: Plant Characteristics Duration: Annual Habit: Herb Fruit Type: Capsule Size Notes: Up to about 4 inches tall. Bloom Information Bloom Color: White , Pink Bloom Time: Jan , Feb , Mar , Apr , May Distribution USA: CA , ID , NV , OR , WA Canada: BC Native Habitat: Open places on bare clay banks, clayey soils or sand, or scree and talus slopes. (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: 05/30/2024).