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(Plants) any low-growing North American succulent portulacaceous plant of the genus Claytonia
[C18: named after John Clayton (1693–1773), American botanist]
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|Noun||1.||Claytonia - genus of mainly North American succulent herbs with white or pink flowers usually in terminal racemes|
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
family Portulacaceae, Portulacaceae, purslane family - family of usually succulent herbs; cosmopolitan in distribution especially in Americas
Carolina spring beauty, Claytonia caroliniana - similar to Claytonia virginica but having usually pink flowers; eastern North America
Clatonia lanceolata, spring beauty - small slender plant having one pair of succulent leaves at the middle of the stem and a loose raceme of white or pink or rose bowl-shaped flowers and an edible corm
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