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White Flowers ( Five Petals with Leafs in Pairs )
Purslane Family (Portulacaceae)

Western Spring-beauty
Claytonia lanceolata

Season: Spring
Habitat:
 Montane to Subalpine
Height:
 10-20 cm

Description: This pleasant spring flower is not common in the study area, but is occasionally spotted. The plant has only two lily-like leaves, which grow in a single pair. They have a smooth margin, and parallel veins. The white flowers have 5 petals, and yellow stamens. The flowers are approximately 1 cm across.

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