genus Claytonia


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Noun1.genus Claytonia - genus of mainly North American succulent herbs with white or pink flowers usually in terminal racemesgenus 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
Claytonia virginica, Virginia spring beauty - small cormous perennial grown for its low rosette of succulent foliage and racemes of pink-tinged white flowers; eastern North America
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The polyploid complex in the North American genus Claytonia (Portulacaceae) is structured around three basic numbers (x = 6, 7, and 8), each of which has given rise to separate polyploid lineages, interlineage polyploids, and aneuploids clustering around the ploidy levels (White 1973; Grant 1981).