The spring beauty (claytonia virginica) is a low-growing plant with broad, linear leaves which distinguishes is from the very similar (claytonia caroliniana) which has broad, ovate leaves.
The small flowers which grow in bunches can be distinguished by their light pink/white petals striped with a darker pink.
These flowers grow from underground tubers and can be found in large clusters. Where there's one grouping, you're sure to find another close by.
Since 2015 we have been exploring and sharing all the amazing things we’ve found in nature.
Emily is an Ohio Certified Volunteer Naturalist who is most often found out in the woods.