Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales
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Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_caroliniana_3
Showy, pink-veined flowers borne in a loose raceme of 2-18 flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.
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April Buncombe County NC
Blue Ridge Parkway
Leaf blade 1.5-7cm x 1.5-3.5cm, clearly differentiated from the petiole, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
COMPARE leaves of Spring Beauty species
Richard and Teresa Ware rtw_c_caroliniana_c
Sepals persistent, leaflike, unequal, 3-5mm, per Flora of North America.