Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty
Other common names:
Fairy Spuds, Good Morning Spring, Grass Flower, Mayflower, Spring Beauty, Virginia Spring Beauty|
Claytonie de Virginie
Montia Family (Montiaceae), (Purslane Family (Portulacaceae))
Early spring flowers, very narrow leaves.
Carolina Spring Beauty (Claytonia caroliniana) - Broader leaves.
Spring; White, Red/Pink; 5 parts (petals)
12 cm (5 in)
Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 270
Peterson's Field Guide to Wildflowers: 32, 238
ROM Field Guide to Wildflowers of Ontario: 341
Origin and Meaning of Names:
Scientific Name: virginica: of Virginia; Virginian; Claytonia is named in honour of John Clayton (1686-1773), who botanized Virginia for 51 years.
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