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Claytonia caroliniana

Carolina spring beauty

The flowers of this spring ephemeral are white with subtle to striking pink stripes running down each petal. It emerges along with bloodroot and trout lily, lending a thready, delicate elegance to open woodlands and shady patches in early spring when few other species are in bloom.

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Height: 2-5 in
Spread: 4-6 in
Hardiness Zone: 3-9


Characteristics & Attributes

Cultivation Status
Species
Exposure
Part Shade
Shade
Soil Moisture
Wet
Average
Ecoregion
(84) Atlantic Coastal Pine Barrens
(82) Acadian Plains and Hills
(58) Northeastern Highlands
(83) Eastern Great Lakes Lowlands
(59) Northeastern Coastal Zone
Ornamental Interest
Spring Bloom
Attracts Wildlife
Other Pollinators/Wildlife
Attracts Bees
Tolerance
Deer/Rabbit Resistant
Additional Attributes
Spring Ephemeral
Edible


North American Distribution


Carolina spring beauty - Claytonia caroliniana from Native Plant Trust
Carolina spring beauty - Claytonia caroliniana from Native Plant Trust