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Broadleaved Spring Beauty
Claytonia caroliniana

Small pale pink flowers adorn this low growing woodland ephemeral. Can naturalize over the years to create a carpet of blooms. MN State Special Concern

USDA symbol: CLCA

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 to 8 inches
Light ExposurePart Sun
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorPink
Broadleaved Spring Beauty (Broadleaved Spring Beauty<div><em class="small">Claytonia caroliniana</em></div>)
Photo credit: Minnesota Wildflowers (Click to enlarge)


Flooding / Inundation ToleranceModerate
General Resilience3
Salt ToleranceMedium

Pollinator Value: Low

Bloom MonthsMay
Larval Host ofBees
Specific Pollinators HostedAndrena erigeniae
Pollinator BenefitInsect Pollinated, Provides Nectar, Supports Generalists

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyCook, Lake, St. Louis
EcoregionNorth Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest