Taxon  Report   2234    
Claytonia gypsophiloides  Fisch. & C. A. Mey.
Gypsum spring beauty,  Gypsum springbeauty
Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2001 Bart and Susan Eisenberg
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2009 John W. Wall
Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2016 John Doyen
Claytonia gypsophiloides, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Claytonia gypsophiloides
© 2009 Keir Morse
Genus: Claytonia
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Chaparral

Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs usually in wetlands, occasionally in non wetlands

Serpentine affinity: 3.1; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Claytonia perfoliata var. nubigena
PLANTS: Montia gypsophiloides
PLANTS: Montia perfoliata var. nubigena
More information about  Claytonia gypsophiloides
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
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]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 19, 2019).