Taxon  Report   2235    
Claytonia lanceolata  Pursh
Lanceleaf springbeauty,  Western spring beauty, Western springbeauty
Claytonia lanceolata
© 2010 Keir Morse
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CalPhotos / Calflora
Claytonia lanceolata
© 2011 Lexine Long
Claytonia lanceolata
© 2008 Chris Wagner
Claytonia lanceolata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Claytonia lanceolata
© 2010 Keir Morse
Genus: Claytonia
Subspecies and Varieties:
Communities: Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, wetland-riparian

Wetlands: Equally likely to occur in wetlands and non wetlands

Habitat: streambanks

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
ICPN: Claytonia lanceolata var. peirsonii
ICPN: Claytonia lanceolata var. lanceolata
ICPN: Claytonia lanceolata var. sessilifolia
More information about  Claytonia lanceolata
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

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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 17, 2019).