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Claytonia

 

 

KingdomPlantaePlants, but not fungi, lichens, or algae (from Stearn’s Botanical Latin)
SubkingdomTracheobiontaVascular plants—plants with a “circulatory system” for delivering water and nutrients
DivisionMagnoliophytaFlowering plants, also known as angiosperms
ClassMagnoliopsidaDicotyledons—plants with two initial seed leaves
SubclassCaryophyllidaeCacti, many other succulents, carnivorous plants, and leadworts
OrderCaryophyllalesIncludes cacti, carnations, amaranths, ice plants, and many carnivorous plants
FamilyPortulacaceaeThe purslane family, including mostly succulent plants such as portulaca
GenusClaytoniaNamed for John Clayton, a Virginia court clerk and plant collector who amassed one of the most important botanical sample collections known

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Claytonia description by Thomas H. Kent, last updated 19 May 2011.

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Claytonia

Spring Beauty (Claytonia) · 3/31/2011 · Memphis, TN · By Tim Chandler Species not yet identified