Latin name: Claytonia gypsophiloides Fisch. & C.A. Meyer
Pronunciation: klay-TONE-ee-a jip-so-fil-OH-i-dees
Common name: Gypsum spring beauty
Family: Montiaceae (Miner's lettuce)
Habitat: Moist, bare, often stony sites, in sun or shade, often serpentine to 4000', occasional in Santa Monica Mts
Blooming period: March to May
Name derivations: 1) Claytonia 2) gypsophiloides