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Claytonia virginica

Common Name: Spring Beauty
Claytonia virginica
Claytonia virginica

Scientific Classification

Kingdom: Plantae
Phylum: Tracheophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Montiaceae
Genus: Claytonia
Species: Claytonia virginica

Conservation Status

Identifying Features

The flowers of this species are 3/4" with 5 white petals and pink veins.

Leaves are paired midway up the stem and are slender and smooth.

Habitat & Range

This plant lives in moist forests in the eastern half of the United States and southeastern Canada.

Life Cycle

Flowers bloom from April to May.

This plant is an herbaceous perennial that grows from underground tubers. They also reproduce by seed.

Featured image by James Dake.


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