Western Spring Beauty

Claytonia lanceolata

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  • Western Spring Beauty | Western Springbeauty (Claytonia lanceolata) Photo: NPS
  • Western Spring Beauty | Western Springbeauty (Claytonia lanceolata) Photo: NPS
  • Western Spring Beauty | Western Springbeauty (Claytonia lanceolata) Photo: NPS
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Basic Information

Other names

Lanceleaf Spring Beauty

Order

Caryophyllales

Family

Montiaceae

Size

1-12 in

Leaf Color

Green

Blooming Season

Spring - Early Summer

Bloom Color

White, Pink

Attracts

Butterflies

Can I eat Western Spring Beauty?

Several Native American peoples used the tubular root of Western Spring Beauty as a food source.

Western Spring Beauty Habitat

Western Spring Beauty or Lanceleaf Springbeauty (Claytonia lanceolata) is a widespread wildflower that thrives amongst sagebrush foothills and alpine slopes.

Western Spring Beauty Facts

Western Spring Beauty or Lanceleaf Spring Beauty (Claytonia lanceolata) is beautiful hardy flower found throughout the western U.S. It can grow to about a foot and each stem bears a clusters of five-petaled soft white or pink blooms. Claytonia lanceolata is an early bloomer, as the common name implies, often shooting up through patchy snow.

Western Spring Beauty Distribution



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