claytonia

claytonia

[kley-toh-nee-uh]
noun
any of the low, succulent plants constituting the genus Claytonia of the purslane family, having basal leaves and long clusters of white or rose-colored flowers.

Origin:
< Neo-Latin (Linnaeus), named after Dr. John Clayton (1693–1773), Virginia botanist; see -ia

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claytonia (kleɪˈtəʊnɪə)
 
n
any low-growing North American succulent portulacaceous plant of the genus Claytonia
 
[C18: named after John Clayton (1693--1773), American botanist]

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