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Spring Beauty

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Claytonia virginica
Spring Beauty


They are found in wet woods.


It has small white to pink flowers with pink veins and five petals. Each stem has a group (cluster) of flowers. Each stem has one pair of oval or long narrow leaves (leaf shapes show 2 different kinds). They bloom April through May.

Taxonomic Features (Traits) for Identification

Flower Type: Flowers each have 5 petals
Flower Color: White with find pink veins
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite
Plant Type: Wildflower (Small - 4-8 inches)
Leaf Type: Narrow and entire (smooth-edged)

Spring Beauty

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