|Copyright: Lori Cannon (LCannon)
|Date Taken: 2005-05-07|
|Camera: Kodak Easyshare LS753|
|Exposure: f/3.0, 1/45 seconds|
|Photo Version: Original Version|
|Date Submitted: 2005-05-13 21:14|
|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|Candy Flower: |
Claytonia (Montia) sibirica
1. Candy flower is an annual or short lived perennial.
2. Peppermint-striped petals (5 petals). The coloration is white with pink stripes, and individual petals range from 6-12 mm long. 3-5 stamens are present. The inflorescence is a raceme.
3. The 2 stem leaves are elliptical-shaped, thick and fleshy, ranging from 1-5 cm wide and up to 7 cm long. They appear opposite one another on the soft , fleshy stem. The lower, basal leaves have long, thin petioles (2-3 time longer than the blades) and lanceolate, elliptic, or rhombic-ovate blades from 1-4 cm wide and as long or longer. The blades may also be narrowly lanceolate and 3-10 mm wide.
4. Candy flower has numerous erect to decumbent stems arising 10-35 cm high.
5. Candy Flower wilts quickly after picking.
6. Current classification has changed the genus name from Montia to Claytonia.
Candy flower may be found over much of western North America. It may be found from Alaska south to southern California and east to Montana and Utah.
In the Columbia River Gorge, it may be found from the western approaches to the gorge to as far east as the White Salmon River. In this area, it may be found between the elevations of 100'-4000'.
Photo: Cropped, Cloned out a brown spot between background flowers (dead leaf?), Levels, Resized, Sharpened.
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