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Eastern spring beauty, Virginia spring beauty, or fairy-spuds
Portulacaceae
Claytonia virginica


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Roberta

Portulacaceae Family

Claytonia Genus

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Utah


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General Information

White, yellow, and pink 5 Petal Flower

Claytonia virginica (Eastern spring beauty, Virginia spring beauty, or fairy-spuds) is a flowering plant in the family Portulacaceae, native to eastern North America. It is found in moist woods and clearings. It is a trailing plant growing to 5-40 cm long. The leaves are slender lanceolate, 3-14 cm long and 5-13 mm broad, with a 6-20 cm long petiole. The flowers are 7-14 mm diameter, with five pale pink or white (rarely yellow) petals, flowering is between March and May. Its scientific name honors Colonial Virginia botanist John Clayton (16941773).



White and pink 5 Petal Flower - Flower
White and pink 5 Petal Flower - Flower - May 14, 2009



White and pink 5 Petal Flower - Flower
White and pink 5 Petal Flower - Flower - May 14, 2009

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jose

fall river, Mass. May 15, 2009

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