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|Family: Montiaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Claytonia||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Claytonia perfoliata Willd.
Habit: Annual. Stem: 1--40 cm, spreading to erect. Leaf: basal 1--25 cm, blade < 4 cm, < 3 × longer than wide, elliptic to reniform, tip rounded to acute, petiole linear; cauline fused into < 10 cm diam, round, +- obtuse-angled, or +- square disk (or free on 1 side). Inflorescence: stalked or not, open or dense, 1-bracted at base; flowers 5--40. Flower: sepals 1.5--5 mm; petals 2--6 mm, white or +- pink. Fruit: 1.5--4 mm. Seed: 1.2--2.7 mm, ovate to round, shiny, smooth.
Note: Highly variable; subspecies difficult because of environmental modification of character states, genetic mixing among polyploids, and geographic overlap of distinct, self-pollinated forms.
eFlora Treatment Author: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Claytonia parviflora subsp. viridis
Next taxon: Claytonia perfoliata subsp. intermontana
Citation for this treatment: John M. Miller & Kenton L. Chambers 2017. Claytonia perfoliata, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=19632, accessed on February 20, 2017.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2017. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on February 20, 2017.