Connecticut Plants
Spring Beauty
Claytonia virginica L.

A similar plant, Carolina spring beauty, is also found in Connecticut. Spring beauty has longer, narrower leaves than does Carolina spring beauty.

  • Family: purslane (Portulacaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods, clearings
  • Height: 4-12 inches
  • Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
  • Flower color: white striped with pink
  • Flowering time: March to May
  • Origin: native
Claytonia virginica L.
Claytonia virginica L.