Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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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

 

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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