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Cistanthe ambigua
desert pussypaws Claytonia/Lewisia
Cistanthe ambigua Montiaceae
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common names
  desert pussypaws
  dead man's fingers
accepted scientific name
  Cistanthe ambigua (S. Watson) Hershk.
rules for finding collection records
  Calandrinia ambigua (120)
  Cistanthe ambigua (93)
  Claytonia ambigua (0)
family name
  Montiaceae
Image Author: Jay Sullivan
Image License: Author's permission
Image Source
Category: Wildflowers
Flowers: Three petals, Four petals, Five petals
Petal colors: color
Leaf: Basal
Plant Observed 3rd week of January thru end of May

How Likely at this Location (14%)
Name Match (100%)
Plant Showiness (36%)
Links to Plant Photos
Cal Photos (61)
Wikimedia Commons (5)
Jay Sullivan (1)
base map where plant found

Desert
Sand
grid lines base