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Claytonia sibirica - L.
                 
Common Name Pink Purslane, Siberian springbeauty
Family Portulacaceae
USDA hardiness 3-7
Known Hazards None known
Habitats Damp woods, shaded streamsides etc, especially on sandy acid soils[17, 50]. Thickets of red alder, dogwood, vine-leaf maple, moist shaded coniferous forests from sea level to 2000 metres[270].
Range E. Asia - Siberia. Western N. America - Alaska to California. Naturalized in Britain.
Edibility Rating  
Other Uses  
Weed Potential No
Medicinal Rating  
Care
Fully Hardy Well drained soil Moist Soil Full shade Semi-shade Full sun

Summary

Claytonia sibirica Pink Purslane, Siberian springbeauty


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Claytonia sibirica Pink Purslane, Siberian springbeauty
   
Physical Characteristics
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Claytonia sibirica is an evergreen Annual/Perennial growing to 0.2 m (0ft 8in).
It is hardy to zone (UK) 3 and is not frost tender. It is in leaf 12-Jan It is in flower from Apr to July, and the seeds ripen from Jun to August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees, flies.The plant is self-fertile.
Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils, prefers well-drained soil and can grow in nutritionally poor soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils and can grow in very acid soils.
It can grow in full shade (deep woodland) semi-shade (light woodland) or no shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.

Synonyms
Claytonia alsinoides. C. sibirica.

Habitats
Woodland Garden Sunny Edge; Dappled Shade; Shady Edge; not Deep Shade; Ground Cover;
Edible Uses
Edible Parts: Leaves.
Edible Uses:

Leaves - raw or cooked[2, 62, 183]. They usually have a fairly bland flavour and are quite nice in a salad or cooked as a green vegetable. The leaves have a distinct earthy after-taste rather like raw beetroot[K]. They are available all year round but can turn rather bitter in the summer, especially if the plant is growing in a hot dry position[K]. Although on the small side, the leaves are produced in abundance and are very easily harvested[K].
Medicinal Uses


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Antidandruff;  Diuretic;  Ophthalmic;  Poultice.

The plant is diuretic[257]. A poultice of the chewed leaves has been applied to cuts and sores[257]. The juice of the plant has been used as eye drops for sore red eyes[257]. A cold infusion of the stems has been used as an antidandruff wash for the hair[257].
Other Uses
A good ground cover plant for a shady position[208]. This species is a short-lived perennial but it usually self-sows freely and gives a dense weed-excluding ground cover[K].
Cultivation details
A very tolerant and easily grown plant, it prefers a moist peaty soil[1] and is unhappy in dry situations[K]. It succeeds in full sun[200] though is happier when given some shade and also grows in the dense shade of beech trees[88]. Plants usually self-sow freely[200, K]. This is an excellent and trouble-free salad plant. It is extremely cold-hardy and can provide edible leaves all year round in all areas of the country even if it is not given protection[K].
Propagation
Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ. The seed usually germinates rapidly.
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Weed Potential

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Conservation Status
IUCN Red List of Threatened Plants Status :
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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 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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