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Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Image ID: 2011/rac9

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Family: Portulacaceae (Purslane)
Height: 0.5 to 1 ft.
Blooms: March to May
Leaf Type: smooth
Bloom Size:  0.5 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 5 parts
Location: Raccoon Creek State Park
Date:  4/18/2011
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We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.

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