OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Claytonia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Montiaceae   Go to FSUS key


INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Claytonia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)

Claytonia virginica var. virginica

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America

Claytonia virginica

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)

Claytonia virginica var. acutiflora

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)

Claytonia virginica var. virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 070-01-001:

Claytonia virginica   FAMILY Portulacaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)

Claytonia media

 

COMMON NAME:
Spring-beauty


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image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

JK Marlow    jkm170226_305

February    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968).

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

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 (Smith, 1998).


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

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

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 (Carman, 2005).

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

Richard and Teresa Ware    rtw_claytonia_virginica

March        

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

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 (Horn, Cathcart, Hemmerly, & Duhl, 2005).

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

Harry Davis    hld335_crw_9879

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

Flowers veined with darker pink, per Newcomb's Wildflower Guide (Newcomb, 1977).

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

JK Marlow    jkm0504e_27

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

Keith Bradley    kab_c_virginica_5359

April    McCormick County    SC

Stevens Creek Heritage Preserve

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

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.

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

Terry Gentry    tmg_p4020037

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

image of Claytonia virginica var. virginica, Spring-beauty

Terry Gentry    tmg_p4020066

April    Greenville County    SC

Chestnut Ridge Heritage Preserve

 

WEAKLEY'S FLORA OF THE SOUTHEASTERN US (4/24/22):
Claytonia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Montiaceae

INCLUDING PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Claytonia virginica var. virginica   FAMILY Portulacaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Floristic Synthesis of North America. BONAP (Kartesz, 2021)
Claytonia virginica var. virginica

INCLUDED WITHIN Flora of North America
Claytonia virginica

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Claytonia virginica var. acutiflora

INCLUDING Synthesis of the North American Flora (Kartesz, 1999)
Claytonia virginica var. virginica

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 070-01-001:
Claytonia virginica   FAMILY Portulacaceae

INCLUDING Manual of the Southeastern Flora (Small, 1933, 1938)
Claytonia media

 

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335

Forb
Perennial

Habitat: Moist forests, lawns, per Weakley's Flora

Native to the Carolinas & Georgia

Common in Mountains & Piedmont (uncommon in NC Coastal Plain, rare in Coastal Plain of GA & SC)

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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:
Winter/Spring
Capsule

 

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