spring beauty


spring beauty
any American spring plant belonging to the genus Claytonia, of the purslane family, esp. C. virginica, having an elongated cluster of white flowers tinged with pink.
[1815-25, Amer.]

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plant
      (species Claytonia virginica), small, succulent, spring-flowering perennial plant of the purslane family (Portulacaceae), native to eastern North America and often planted in moist shady areas of rock gardens. It grows to 30 cm (12 inches) from a globose corm and produces narrow leaves and a loose cluster of small delicate white flowers tinged with pink.

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