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Claytonia caroliniana (Carolina springbeauty)
Kutcher, Daniel

Claytonia caroliniana

Carolina springbeauty

Portulacaceae (Purslane Family)

USDA Symbol: clca

USDA Native Status:

A pair of smooth leaves occurs halfway up the slender, 4-12 in. stem. Leaves much wider than C. virginica. Several pink or white flowers with darker pink veins are borne in a loose cluster in the upper part of the stem. Plant disappears from above ground shortly after the seed capsules have ripened.

 

Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Herb
Flower:
Fruit:
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun

Distribution

USA: AR , CT , GA , IN , KY , MA , MD , ME , MI , MN , NC , NH , NY , OH , PA , TN , VA , VT , WI , WV
Canada: NB , NS , ON , PE
Native Distribution: N.S. to Ont., s. to New England, n. MI & n.e. MN; also mts. to GA, AL & AR
Native Habitat: Rich woods

Growing Conditions

Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist , Wet
Soil Description: Rich, moist soils. Prefers high humus.
Conditions Comments: Not Available

Benefit

Use Food: The tuberous roots can be eaten like potatoes. (Lamb/Rhynard)
Conspicuous Flowers: yes

Propagation

Description: Corms.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes

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From the National Suppliers Directory

According to the inventory provided by Associate Suppliers, this plant is available at the following locations:

Sunshine Farm & Gardens - Renick, WV
American Native Nursery - Quakertown, PA

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Bibliography

Bibref 1262 - Plants of Carolinian Canada (1994) Lamb, Larry and Gail Rhynard

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Claytonia caroliniana in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Claytonia caroliniana in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Claytonia caroliniana

Metadata

Record Modified: 2012-11-26
Research By: TWC Staff

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