Latin name: Calandrinia menziesii Torr. & A. Gray
  Pronunciation: kal-an-DRIN-ee-a MING-is-ee-eye*

  Common name: Red maids
  Family: Montiaceae (Montia)
  Habitat: open grassy places, loamy soils, cultivated
  fields to 6000', valley grassland, foothill woodland
  Blooming period: February to May
  Click for Latin name derivations:  1) Calandrinia
  2) menziesii
*Pronunciation based on original Scottish pronunciation of the name Menzies. If you don't choose to pronounce it this way, it would be MEN-zeez-ee-eye.
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