Spring Beauty

“Perhaps no other wildflower announces the new season as fervently as the spring beauty.” – The Nature Conservancy.

Spring Beauty, or Claytonia Virginica, a very tiny wildflower found in my neck of the woods.
Spring Beauty, or Claytonia Virginica

Each flower is about 8 mm. (1/3″) across when it is fully open, consisting of 5 petals, 2 green sepals, 5 stamens with pink anthers, and a pistil with a tripartite style. Read more here.


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