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Claytonia acutifolia - Pal.
                 
Common Name Bering Sea Spring Beauty
Family Portulacaceae
USDA hardiness Coming soon
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Tundra and stony slopes of bald mountains[74]. Marshy ground in moss and lichen tundra and alder and birch thickets, scree and talus of mountain slopes, sea level to 2000 metres[270].
Range Northwestern N. America to Asia in the Arctic circle.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Claytonia acutifolia Bering Sea Spring Beauty


Claytonia acutifolia Bering Sea Spring Beauty
   
Physical Characteristics
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Claytonia acutifolia is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in). It is in flower from May to July, and the seeds ripen in May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Insects.Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

Synonyms

Habitats
 Cultivated Beds;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Flowers;  Leaves;  Root.
Edible Uses:

Root - raw or cooked[46, 61, 105]. Large and fleshy[172]. The root was usually eaten with oil[257]. Leaves - raw or cooked[172]. Flowers - raw[172]. A nice decoration in a salad.
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
We have very little information on this species and do not know if it will be hardy in Britain, though judging by its native range it must be very cold-tolerant and should succeed outdoors in many parts of this country. The following notes are based on the general needs of the genus. Requires a damp peaty lime-free soil and a position in full sun[164].
Propagation
Seed - surface sow on a peat based compost in spring in a cold frame. Germination usually takes place within 2 - 4 weeks at 10°c[164]. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow them on in the cold frame for at least their first winter. Plant them out in late spring or early summer after the last expected frosts. Division of offsets in spring or autumn.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
Related Plants
Latin NameCommon NameEdibility RatingMedicinal Rating
Claytonia carolinianaBroad-Leaved Spring Beauty, Carolina springbeauty30
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Claytonia lanceolataLanceleaf Spring Beauty, Idaho springbeauty, Pacific springbeauty, Peirson's springbeauty30
Claytonia megarhizaAlpine Spring Beauty30
Claytonia perfoliataMiner's Lettuce41
Claytonia scammanianaScamman's Claytonia, Scamman's springbeauty20
Claytonia sibiricaPink Purslane, Siberian springbeauty41
Claytonia tuberosaTuberous Spring Beauty30
Claytonia umbellataGreat Basin Spring Beauty20
Claytonia virginicaSpring Beauty, Virginia springbeauty, Hammond's claytonia, Yellow Virginia springbeauty31
Osmunda claytonianaInterrupted Fern21
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