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Claytonia sibirica  L.
Candy flower,   Indian lettuce or candy flower,   Siberian springbeauty
Claytonia sibirica is a perennial herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in North America and beyond.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial
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Genus: Claytonia
Family: Montiaceae  
(Portulacaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Redwood Forest, Douglas-Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest, wetland-riparian

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFClaytonia sibirica var. bulbifera
JEFClaytonia sibirica var. sibirica
JEFMontia sibirica
Information about  Claytonia sibirica from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CLSI2)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Edibility: Claytonia sibirica is a flowering plant in the family Montiaceae, commonly known as pink purslane, candy flower, Siberian spring beauty or Siberian miner's lettuce.[1] A synonym is Montia sibirica. It is native to Aleutian Is. and western North America and has been introduced into parts of Europe and Scandinavia. Much like Claytonia perfoliata, the aboveground portion of the plant can be eaten raw or cooked.[5] Some leaves have a poor taste or aftertaste.[6] (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: 07/19/2024).