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Spring beauty

Claytonia virginica

Description:

A member of the purslane family, Portulacaceae. Flowers are about 1.5 cm across. The flowers are streaked with pink, though the color may be very pale or intense. I usually see these in moist woods in early spring. These were in a more open area. The petals were so reflective that it was hard to capture them with my point-and-shoot.The leaves are grass-like in appearance; this distinguishes this species from Carolina spring beauty, with has spatulate leaves.

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9 Comments

drP
drP 7 years ago

Thanks, Sachin. The flower really deserves its common name.

Sachin Zaveri
Sachin Zaveri 7 years ago

Lovely color,,

drP
drP 7 years ago

Thank you, alice.

alicelongmartin
alicelongmartin 7 years ago

Perfectly lovely

drP
drP 7 years ago

Thanks, chebeague7!

chebeague7
chebeague7 7 years ago

Beautiful!

drP
drP 7 years ago

Thank you, chebeague8 and 10!

chebeague10
chebeague10 7 years ago

Beautiful!

chebeague8
chebeague8 7 years ago

Beautiful color!

drP
Spotted by
drP

Farmville, Virginia, USA

Spotted on Mar 16, 2013
Submitted on Mar 18, 2013

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