- Common Name(s):
- Carolina spring beauty, Spring beauty
A spring ephemeral, the plant disappears above ground after the seed capsules ripen.
Wildlife Value: Members of the genus Claytonia support the following specialized bee: Andrena (Ptilandrena) erigeniae.
- Spring, early summer
- 6-12 inches
- Narrowly egg-shaped to elliptic leaves; 1.5-3 in. long and 0.25-1 in. wide
- Narrow cluster of 5-petaled white to pale pink flowers with deeper pink veins; 0.5 in. across; lower flower opens first
- Rich woods; partial shade; moist soil
- Life Cycle:
NCCES plant id: 2529