Taxon: Claytonia virginica L.

Genus: Claytonia
Family: Montiaceae
Nomen number: 10819
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:204. 1753
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 08-Aug-1995 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 08-Aug-1995
Species priority site is:
Accessions: 1 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

  • eastern springbeauty  (Source: F NAmer) - English
  • fairy spud  (Source: web document) - English
  • springbeauty  (Source: F GPlains) - English
  • Virginia springbeauty  (Source: BSBI) - English
  • skogssköna  (Source: Kulturvaxtdatabas) - Swedish

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; Hortus 3)

Distributional Range:


  • Northern America

    • Eastern Canada: Canada Ontario, Quebec
    • North-Central U.S.A.: United States Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
    • Northeastern U.S.A.: United States Connecticut, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
    • South-Central U.S.A.: United States Texas
    • Southeastern U.S.A.: United States Alabama, Arkansas, Delaware, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia

  • Cultivated


  • (on-line resource). (web document)
  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Botanical Society of the British Isles BSBI taxon database (on-line resource). (BSBI)
  • FNA Editorial Committee Flora of North America. (F NAmer)
  • Ford-Werntz, D. 2011. Review of Portulacaceae data for World Economic Plants, ed. 2 (pers. comm.) via e-mail 16 May.
  • Huxley, A., ed. The new Royal Horticultural Society dictionary of gardening. 1992 (Dict Gard)
  • Jones, G. N. & G. D. Fuller Vascular plants of Illinois. (F IllJones)
  • Kartesz, J. T. A synonymized checklist of the vascular flora of the United States, Canada, and Greenland. (L US Can ed2)
  • Liberty Hyde Bailey Hortorium Hortus third. (Hortus 3)
  • McGregor, R. L. et al. (The Great Plains Flora Association) Flora of the Great Plains. (F GPlains)
  • Miller, J. M. & K. L. Chambers 2006. Systematics of Claytonia (Portulacaceae) Syst. Bot. Monogr. 78:66-70.
  • Porcher, M. H. et al. Searchable World Wide Web Multilingual Multiscript Plant Name Database (MMPND) (on-line resource). (Pl Names)

Check other web resources for Claytonia virginica L. :


  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image