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Sonoran Desert Plants
Claytonia perfoliata Donn ex Willdenow subsp. mexicana (Rydberg) J.M. Miller & K.L. Chambers (Miner's Lettuce)

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 Claytonia perfoliata Donn ex Willdenow subsp. mexicana (Rydberg) J.M. Miller & K.L. Chambers

 Claytonia perfoliata Donn ex Willdenow subsp. mexicana (Rydberg) J.M. Miller & K.L. Chambers

Habitat: near water
Life Form: forb,annual
Leaf Description: circular-perfoliate or lanceolatesimple,entire,smooth
Flower Color: white or whitish
Flowering Period: Feb. to May
Spines: spineless
Family: Montiaceae (miners lettuce family)
Abundance: locally common
Additional Information:
Felger, R.S., S. Rutman, C.J.S. Davis, and R. Lindley. 2015. Ajo Peak to Tinajas Altas: A flora of southwestern Arizona. Part 16. Eudicots: Malpighiaceae to Moraceae. Phytoneuron 2015-60: 1-54. Published 5 November 2015. ISSN 2153 733X page 48 (6.9 MB pdf)

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Our member horticultural expert is Hank Jorgensen. For more information on this plant species, see Hank's page on Claytonia perfoliata Donn ex Willdenow subsp. mexicana (Rydberg) J.M. Miller & K.L. Chambers (opens in a new tab).

 

 

 

 

 

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