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Plant Details

Claytonia virginica

Virginia Spring Beauty

Scientific Name:

Claytonia virginica

Common Name:

Virginia Spring Beauty

Plant Family

Montiaceae (Montia Family)

Native/Alien:

Native

Type:

Perennial

Bloom Color(s):

White, Pink

Size in Feet:

.5

Light:

Shade

Soil Moisture:

Mesic(*)

Bloom Time:

March - April

Bloom Area:

Piedmont, Mountains

Notes:

The long, slender leaves differentiate this species from the otherwise similar Claytonia caroliniana.

Plant in Bloom

Notice the narrow leaves. Claytonia caroliniana has wider leaves.

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Early April 2002 near Black Mountain

Closeup of Bloom

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Seed Pods

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Links:

USDA PLANTS Database Record


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