Origin of claytoniaModL, after J. Clayton (c. 1685-1773), American botanist
any of a genus (Claytonia) of small, spring-flowering plants of the purslane family, with white and rose-colored flowers
- Any plant in the taxonomic genus Claytonia.
- Spraguea - S. umbellata, a singular and pretty plant allied to Claytonia, 6 to 9 inches high, has fleshy foliage, and spikes of showy pinkish blossoms.
- Claytonia - A small group of the Purslane order, of which three species are pretty garden plants.