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Spring beauty



Classification:

Family:  Portulacaceae, purslane family
Genus, species:  Claytonia virginica

Leaves:
Leaves are linear or lance-shaped, about 3 to 4 inches long.

Flowers:
Small clusters of flowers are produced at tip of stem. Each flower has five petals. Petals are white with pink stripes. Anthers are pink. Blooms during early spring, in mid- to late April.

More Information:

The genus, Claytonia, is named for John Clayton (1686-1773), a British physician and botanist.

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