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The Spring Beauty, Claytonia Virginica Is Noted For Its Abundance Throughout Eastern North America
The spring beauty, also known as the Claytonia virginica, the Virginia spring beauty, eastern spring beauty, grass-flower, or fairy spud, is a herbaceous perennial in the family Montiaceae found east of North America. Named for John Clayton, an eighteenth-century American botanist, these flowers grow in woodlands and the garden in natural areas or clustered in beds. It usually develops in the Eastern temperate deciduous forest of North America. It is noted for its abundance throughout many parts of its range, especially in forests, lawns, roadsides, wetlands, and ravines.
A perennial spring flower native to the Midwest grows naturally in Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, and Missouri. Back then, pioneers took advantage of the plants' method of spreading through tubers and discovered that they are edible—however, growing spring beauty tubers for food is not exactly efficient, as they are small and time-consuming to collect. A trailing plant that grows from five to forty centimeters tall, it overwinters through a tuberous root. Its leaves are slender lanceolate, three to fourteen centimeters long and up to two centimeters broad, with a petiole six to twenty centimeters long. Its flowers are up to around one centimeter in diameter, with five pale pinks, white or rarely yellow petals, reflecting UV light. With a raceme inflorescence, in which its flowers branch off of the shoot, the individual flowers bloom for three days, although the five stamens on each flower are only active for a single day. Depending on its range and climate, flowering usually occurs between March and May. Its shiny black seeds, which have elaiosomes for ant dispersal, are between zero-point-two and zero-point-three centimeters in diameter. The capsule fruit releases these seeds when broken open.
The Spring Beauty Claytonia Virginica, Also Has Medicinal And Culinary Uses, Especially With Their Tubers
The Iroquois have used the spring beauty medicinally in giving a cold infusion or decoction of powdered roots to children suffering from convulsions. They also believed that eating spring beauty roots while raw prevented conception, and in the case of the Algonquin people, they would cook the plant roots like potatoes. The entire portion of the spring beauty above the ground is safe for human consumption. But while some people prefer to cook the leaves in salted water, they are not precisely for choice eating.
The spring beauty prefers growing in the fall, especially in rich, moist soil. Dappled sunlight and partial shade are excellent options, but they can tolerate full sun—for this, a forested area is ideal for growing as long as they receive adequate watering.