Claytonia virginica L.
Family: Montiaceae
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[Claytonia virginica var. hammondiae L.,  more]
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Paul Drobot  
Etymology: Claytonia: named for John Clayton (1686-1773), Clerk to the County Court of Gloucester County, Virginia from 1720 until his death, one of the earliest collectors of plant specimens in that state, and described as the greatest American botanist of his day.
Plants: erect, perennial, 3"-6" tall forb; from rounded, vertical, thickened corms
Leaves: one opposite pair on the stem and 1 to a few from the base, leaf and stalk at least 8 times as long as wide, stalk barely differing from the narrow leaf
Flowers: pink, 5-parted, 1/2" wide, stalked, stamens opposite the petals; inflorescence loose, terminal cluster (raceme); blooms April-June
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods, forests; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Native
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Paul Drobot  
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Botanical Illustration  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Mark Mittelstadt  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Caroline A. Creevey  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Claytonia virginica image
Botanical Illustration  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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Paul Drobot  
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Robert R. Kowal  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Aaron Carlson  
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Kenneth J. Sytsma  
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Derek Anderson  
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Merel R. Black  
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Christopher Noll  
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