Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


335

Forb
Perennial

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in moist forests, per Weakley's Flora

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partial shade shade ...Wet ...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Basal & opposite (1 pair of stem leaves)

FLOWER:
Winter/Spring
White/Pink
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
2 persistent sepals
5 petals
Superior ovary

FRUIT:
Spring
Capsule

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Claytonia virginica +   FAMILY Montiaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Claytonia virginica +   FAMILY Portulacaceae

LESS THAN VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 070-01-001:
Claytonia virginica   FAMILY Portulacaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring-beauty


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JK Marlow    jkm170226_305

February    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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Jerry Bright    jeb_031508_022

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Two sepals, each 4-9mm long, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.

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JK Marlow    jkm090321_106

March    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

Leaves 3" long or more, narrow and long-tapering without an evident petiole, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.


click here to see other plants that look similar to this COMPARE leaves of Spring Beauty species

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JK Marlow    jkm120326_008

March    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

A loose raceme of 5-15 long-stalked flowers terminates the stem, per Wildflowers of Tennessee.

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_claytonia_virginica

March        

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Bill Sharpton    gws335_a

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Flowers pink-veined, borne in a loose raceme of 4-13 flowers, per Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians.

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Harry Davis    hld335_crw_9879

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Flowers veined with darker pink, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide.

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JK Marlow    jkm0504e_27

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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Keith Bradley    kab_c_virginica_5359

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

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Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_c_virginica_acutiflor

April        

Southern Spring-beauty (var. acutiflora) has leaves no broader than 1-2(-4)mm, per Weakley's Flora.

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Terry Gentry    tmg_p4020037

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

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Terry Gentry    tmg_p4020066

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve