Spring Beauty - Claytonia virginica
Low plant with clusters of white flowers that are striped with pink. Flowers have 5 petals with 5 stamens and pink anthers.
This plant grows from a underground tuber, which early American colonists and Native Americans used for food. The tubers have a sweet, chestnut-like flavor.
Habitat: Deciduous forest
''Claytonia virginica'' , the Eastern spring beauty, Virginia spring beauty, or fairy spud, is an herbaceous perennial in the family Portulacaceae. Its native range is Eastern North America. Its scientific name honors Colonial Virginia botanist John Clayton .