Claytonia perfoliata (Montiaceae) newly reported in Arkansas, U.S.A.


  • Adam C. Schneider Hendrix College



This is the first record of the western American species Claytonia perfoliata Don ex Willd. (Montiaceae) in Arkansas, and the first record of this species in a natural, undeveloped area east of the Great Plains. A key to species of Claytonia in Arkansas is included.


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How to Cite

Schneider, A. C. (2019). Claytonia perfoliata (Montiaceae) newly reported in Arkansas, U.S.A. Journal of the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, 13(2), 495–497.