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Spring Beauty - Claytonia virginica <br />
Low plant with clusters of white flowers that are striped with pink. Flowers have 5 petals with 5 stamens and pink anthers. <br />
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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. <br />
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Habitat: Deciduous forest Claytonia virginica,Eastern spring beauty,Geotagged,Spring,United States Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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

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''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.

Similar species: Caryophyllales
Species identified by Christine Young
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By Christine Young

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Uploaded Jun 11, 2019. Captured May 9, 2019 13:33 in 75 Main St S, Southbury, CT 06488, USA.
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • f/10.0
  • 1/256s
  • ISO400
  • 100mm