Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


  Claytonia virginica L. image
Photographer: Kenneth J. Sytsma           

Botanical Illustration

Botanical Illustration

Derek Anderson

Mark Mittelstadt

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Merel R. Black

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Christopher Noll

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Paul Drobot

Robert R. Kowal
Family Portulacaceae
Claytonia virginica L.
spring-beauty, Virginia spring-beauty
Claytonia: named for John Clayton (1686-1773), Clerk to the County Court of Gloucester County, Virginia from 1720 until his death, one of the earliest collectors of plant specimens in that state, and described as the greatest American botanist of his day.
virginica: of Virginia
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Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Native
Plant: erect, perennial, 3"-6" tall forb; from rounded, vertical, thickened corms
Flower: pink, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, stalked, stamens opposite the petals; inflorescence loose, terminal cluster (raceme); blooms April-June
Leaf:one opposite pair on the stem and 1 to a few from the base, leaf and stalk at least 8 times as long as wide, stalk barely differing from the narrow leaf
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
(Glossary)

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Synonyms 
Claytonia virginica L. var. hammondiae (Kalmb.) J.J.Doyle, W.H.Lewis & D.B.Snyder
Claytonia virginica L. var. virginica

         
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