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Search Term(s): Claytonia virginica var. virginica   (1 record found)

Montia Family
Claytonia virginica var. virginica  (Eastern springbeauty)   
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Carex Section
Meaning of Scientific Name
Claytonia: named for John Clayton, 18th century Virginia botanist; virginica: of or from Virginia (U.S.)
Native Plant
Life Form
Perennial Herb
Phenology (Flowering Period)
Physiographic Province
☑ Piedmont
☑ Coastal Plain

County Distribution
☑ New Castle
☑ Kent
☑ Sussex

Moist woodlands, stream banks and floodplains
State Status
Piedmont Status
Coastal Plain Status
Global Rank
Federal Status
Geographic Affinity
Species at Limit of Distribution
☐ Northern
☐ Southern

North American Distribution (Non-indigenous Species)
Coefficient of Conservatism
Invasive Watchlist
Global Origin (Non-native Species)
Wildlife Values
Nutrient rich elaiosomes on seeds are eaten by ants, as a result, ants help to disperse seed through the forest.
Wetland Indicator Status
Medicinal Properties
ID Notes
Variety virginica is the northern phase of the species with wide leaves [up to 10 mm. wide, (Nova Scotia, south)]; variety acutiflora is the southern phase with narrow leaves [up to 2 mm. wide, (Virginia south to Georgia, west to Texas)].
Additional Info
Habitats in which this plant occurs
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Piedmont)
Forest Interior (Non-tidal Wetland Coastal Plain)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Piedmont)
Forested Floodplains and Riparian Swamps (Coastal Plain)
Isolated Non-tidal Forested Wetlands (Piedmont)
Isolated Non-tidal Forested Wetlands (Coastal Plain)
Seepage Slope Closed Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Piedmont)
Seepage Slope Closed Canopy Non-tidal Wetland (Coastal Plain)
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