Calflora
Taxon  Report   2237    
Claytonia megarhiza  (A. Gray) S. Watson
Alpine springbeauty,  Fell fields claytonia
Claytonia megarhiza, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.
also called Claytonia bellidifolia
California Rare Plant Rank: 2B.3 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA; common elsewhere).   8th Edition
Observation Hotline
(observation details)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Bloom Period
Family: MONTIACEAE  
Genus: Claytonia
Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Communities: Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest, Alpine Fell-fields

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS: Claytonia bellidifolia
ICPN: Claytonia megarhiza var. bellidifolia
More information about  Claytonia megarhiza
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (CLME)


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: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Feb 23, 2019).