Taxon  Report   2232    
Claytonia exigua  Torr. & A. Gray  ssp. exigua 
Little spring beauty,  Serpentine springbeauty, Viridis
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
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Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2014 John Doyen
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2003 James B. Gratiot
Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California.

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Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
© 2014 Bryan Derr
Genus: Claytonia
Parent: Claytonia exigua
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Valley Grassland, Mixed Evergreen Forest, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 3.4; (strong indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Claytonia spathulata var. exigua
PLANTS: Claytonia spathulata var. rosulata
PLANTS: Claytonia spathulata var. spathulata
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More information about  Claytonia exigua ssp. exigua
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
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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 20, 2019).