Claytonia caroliniana

Michaux
Fl. Bor.-Amer. 1: 160. 1803.
Common names: Carolina spring beauty
WeedyEndemic
Synonyms: Claytonia caroliniana var. lewisii McNeill Claytonia caroliniana var. spatulifolia (Salisbury) W. H. Lewis
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 4. Treatment on page 467. Mentioned on page 466.

Plants perennial, with globose tubers 10–20 mm diam.; periderm 1–5 mm. Stems 6–25 cm. Leaves: basal leaves 6–21, petiolate, blade elliptic or spatulate, 3–5 × 1–3 cm; cauline leaves abruptly petiolate, blade lanceolate to spatulate or ovate, 4–8 × 0.5–2.5 cm. Inflorescences 1-bracteate (rarely with 2 bracts). Flowers 8–12 mm diam.; sepals 3–5 mm; petals white, pink, or candy-striped, 6–10 mm; ovules 6. Seeds 2–4 mm, shiny and smooth; elaiosome 1–2 mm. 2n = 16, 24, 25, 26, 27, 36, 38.


Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Wetlands and riparian hardwood forests
Elevation: 0-1400 m

Distribution

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N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., Ont., P.E.I., Que., Conn., Ga., Iowa, Ky., Maine, Md., Mass., Mich., Minn., N.H., N.Y., N.C., Pa., Tenn., Vt., Va., W.Va., Wis.

Discussion

Selected References

None.

Lower Taxa

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