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Claytonia perfoliata  Donn ex Willd.  ssp. mexicana  (Rydb.) John M. Mill. & K. L. Chambers
Southern miner's lettuce
Claytonia perfoliata ssp. mexicana is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Parent: Claytonia perfoliata
Genus: Claytonia
Family: Montiaceae  
(Portulacaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Claytonia perfoliata ssp. mexicana from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CLPEM)

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[nathistoc.bio.uci.edu] Habitat, Name Origin: Habitat: Common in +/- shaded and vernally moist places below 5000 ft.; Coastal Sage Scrub, Chaparral, S. Oak Wood, etc.; Lower California to British Columbia., inland to desert edge. Blooms Feb.-May. Name: Named for John Clayton, 18th century American botanist born 1686. Greek, per, to bore through. Latin, folium, a leaf. (Jaeger 188, 104). The name describes the connate leaves, which appear to have a stem growing through them. (my comment). Mexicana indicates that the subspecies was first identified in Mexico. (link added 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: 07/18/2024).