Patagonia Wildflowers
Wildflower Identification
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rock purslane
Cistanthe grandiflora
Cistanthe grandiflora
rock purslane Claytonia/Lewisia
Cistanthe grandiflora Montiaceae
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English common name
  •rock purslane
Spanish common names
  •hierba del corrimiento
  •pata de guanaco
accepted scientific name
  •Cistanthe grandiflora (Lindl.) Schltdl.
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  •Cistanthe grandiflora (247)
  •Calandrinia discolor (4)
  •Calandrinia glauca (1)
  •Calandrinia grandiflora (19)
  •Calandrinia speciosa (1)
family name
  • Montiaceae
Image Author: ©2010 Patricio Novoa Quezada, Pablo Necochea
Image License: CC BY-NC
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Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Three petals, Five petals
Petal colors: color
Flower size is about 1.7 inches
Leaf: Basal, Simple
Plant Observed beginning of July thru 1st week of March

How Likely at this Location (42%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (72%)
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