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Claytonia caroliniana

Common Name(s):
Carolina spring beauty, Spring beauty
Category:
Wildflowers
Comment:

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.

Season:
Spring, early summer
Height:
6-12 inches
Foliage:
Narrowly egg-shaped to elliptic leaves; 1.5-3 in. long and 0.25-1 in. wide
Flower:
Narrow cluster of 5-petaled white to pale pink flowers with deeper pink veins; 0.5 in. across; lower flower opens first
Site:
Rich woods; partial shade; moist soil
Life Cycle:
Perennial
Tags:
nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2529

Claytonia caroliniana Claytonia caroliniana
Kerry Woods, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Claytonia caroliniana Claytonia caroliniana bloom detail
D W Ross, CC BY - 2.0