Claytonia megarhiza (Gray) Parry
FamilyPortulacaceae — APG family: Montiaceae
SynonymsClaytonia arctica megarhiza Gray.
DescriptionPlant with large, thick, fleshy taproot; stems several, fleshy; basal leaves fleshy, with winged petioles, numerous, spatulate; stem leaves linear to spatulate, usually opposite; inflorescence shorter than leaves; sepals ovate, somewhat acute; petals clawed, white to pink.
EcologyCrevices in rocks.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.