Claytonia tuberosa Pall.
FamilyPortulacaceae — APG family: Montiaceae
DescriptionPlant with ovoid corm from which extends long, filiform, very brittle runners, very rarely present in herbarium specimens; basal leaves lacking or few, long-petio- lated, lanceolate; stem mostly single, buried deep in ground, very thin and brittle close to corm; stem leaves 2, lanceolate to ovate-lanceolate; raceme few-flowered, usually with 1 rounded bract; sepals ovate; petals obovate, more or less retuse, white with yellowish base.
EcologyWet places, stony slopes in the mountains.
Var. czukczorum (Volk.) Hult. (C. czukczorum Volk.), with 2—4 stems from each corm and several basal leaves, the leaves usually short and broad, occurs in exposed places.
UsesThe corm is eaten boiled or roasted by the natives; the leaves are also eaten as salad.
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.