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Spring Beauty

Claytonia virginica

Description:

Low plant with clusters of white flowers that are striped with pink. Flowers have 5 petals with 5 stamens and pink anthers.

Habitat:

Growing along a nature trail in a wet forest.

Notes:

This plant grows from a underground tuber, which early colonists and Native Americans used for food. The tubers have a sweet, chestnut-like flavor.

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2 Comments

Christine Y.
Christine Y. 2 months ago

Thanks Yen - it was even more beautiful in person!

rururury
rururury 2 months ago

That is soooooooo beautiful! ;)

Connecticut, USA

Lat: 41.56, Long: -73.21

Spotted on May 11, 2017
Submitted on May 18, 2017

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