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Claytonia tuberosa - Pall.
                 
Common Name Tuberous Spring Beauty
Family Portulacaceae
USDA hardiness 4-8
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Sphagnum tundra in the Arctic[74]. Wet to moist stony tundra slopes from sea level to 1200 metres in Alaska[270].
Range Northwestern N. America - Alaska, to E. Asia - Siberia.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Moist Soil Full sun

Summary

Claytonia tuberosa Tuberous Spring Beauty


Claytonia tuberosa Tuberous Spring Beauty
   
Physical Characteristics
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Claytonia tuberosa is a PERENNIAL growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 4. It is in flower from Apr to July, and the seeds ripen in May. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs)Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers moist soil.

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

Root - raw or cooked[2, 74, 85, 105, 172]. It can be added to soups and stews[257]. It is rather small[172]. Leaves - raw or cooked[172]. A source of vitamins A and C, the leaves can be used as greens[257]. Flowers - raw[172].
Medicinal Uses
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None known
Other Uses
None known
Cultivation details
Prefers a damp peaty soil and a position in full sun[1, 164]. Requires a lime-free soil[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 acutifoliaBering Sea Spring Beauty30
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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 umbellataGreat Basin Spring Beauty20
Claytonia virginicaSpring Beauty, Virginia springbeauty, Hammond's claytonia, Yellow Virginia springbeauty31
Osmunda claytonianaInterrupted Fern21
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