Claytonia lanceolata

Spring Beauty
Claytonia lanceolata

Family: Miner's Lettuce (Montiaceae )
AKA: Western Spring Beauty
Photo taken on: April 25, 2009
Location: Wet Mountains, Eastern CO
Life Zones: Foothills to subalpine
Habitat: Meadows, slopes

Often found growing with Glacier Lilies at the edge of melting snow. Grows 2" to 6" with a weak stem and a pair of leaves at mid-stem. Flowers can be pale with pink stripes to magenta.

Flora of North America reference.

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