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Plant Search > Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica)

About Spring Beauty

Spring Beauty is a Herb. Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers

Plant Names (Nomenclature)

Common Plant Name Spring Beauty
Scientific Plant Name Claytonia virginica
Other Common Names Virginia springbeauty
Other Scientific Names
Common Family Name Purslane
Scientific Family Name Portulacaceae

Origin

Native Status Kansas Native Native Species: Native to Kansas and the United States

Growth Characteristics

Growth Habit/Form Herb Herbs are broad-leaved, herbaceous (non-woody) plant. Herbaceous plants are also known as forbs or wildflowers
Life Span Perennial Perennials are herbaceous plants that live three or more years
Maximum Height 0.5 feet height in feet
Maximum Spread 0.5 feet width in feet
Flower Color White, Lavender colors of the flowers
Flowering Season March - April typical months to expect blooms
Reproduction Seed Only methods of reproduction

Growth Requirements

Sun Exposure Part Sun Full Sun Full Sun: direct sun 8 or more hours of the day
Part Sun: direct sun 4 to 8 hours of the day; about half a day of sun
Shade: direct sun 0 to 4 hours of the day
Soil Moisture Medium to Dry Wet: Soil is soggy or marshy
Moist: Soil tends to stay moist and rarely dries out
Medium: Average soil moisture, little or now slope
Drained: Soil is well drained, never soggy; medium slope
Dry: Soil is dry, often typical of rocky soil; steep slope

Purchase

Seeds/Plants available to buy at the Spring Beauty Store.

Images

Images of the plants' flowers, fruits, seeds, leaves, and stems are shown as all are useful in identifying plants.

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