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Claytonia caroliniana Part of the early spring flora in an old-growth Sugar Maple forest. Claytonia caroliniana,Geotagged,Minnesota,Spring,United States,flower,spring beauty,sugar maple Click/tap to enlarge

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''Claytonia caroliniana'', the Carolina springbeauty, is an herbaceous perennial in the family Montiaceae. It was formerly placed in the Portulacaceae. Its native range is eastern and central North America. It is most commonly found in the New England area of the United States but its habitat extends from Ontario and a northern limit in the Cape Anguille Mountains of Newfoundland and south to Alabama. It grows approximately 6 inches tall in forests of the Appalachian Mountains and piedmont

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by Gary B
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Uploaded May 31, 2019. Captured May 28, 2019 09:30 in Superior Hiking Trail Leveaux Mountain Loop, Tofte, MN 55615, USA.
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