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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 on the edge of a meadow.

Notes:

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.

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Christine Y.
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Christine Y.

Connecticut, USA

Spotted on May 3, 2018
Submitted on May 29, 2018

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