Spring Beauty – W

Claytonia carolinian Michx.

Family Purslane (Portulacaceae)
Bloom Spring
Habitat Forest, shade, moist soil
Status Native
Cycle Perennial
Height 3-6″
Flower Flowers usually have 5 white or pink petals conspicuously marked with dark pink veins.
Leaf A single pair of smooth leaves are halfway up the stem. They are oval 3-8 times as long as wide.
Notes One of the earliest flowers to blossom in the spring.

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