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Spring Beauty
Claytonia virginica

Spring Beauty is a small woodland plant that blooms early in the growing season, making it an important source of nutrition from early-emerging pollinators.

USDA symbol: CLVI3

General Information

Plant TypeForb
Height3 to 8 inches
Light ExposurePart Sun, Shade
Soil MoistureMedium
Bloom ColorPink
Spring Beauty (Spring Beauty<div><em class="small">Claytonia virginica</em></div>)
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Flooding / Inundation ToleranceLow
General Resilience3
Salt ToleranceUnknown

Pollinator Value: High

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

Project Planning

Project TypeErosion Control
Coefficient of Conservatism7
Herbivore SensitivityLow
Rate of SpreadMedium
Soil StabilizationShallow
Vegetative ReproductionClonal


CountyAitkin, Blue Earth, Brown, Carlton, Chisago, Cottonwood, Dakota, Fillmore, Freeborn, Goodhue, Hennepin, Houston, Itasca, Kandiyohi, Le Sueur, Mille Lacs, Morrison, Mower, Nicollet, Olmsted, Pine, Ramsey, Rice, St. Louis, Steele, Wabasha, Wadena, Waseca, Winona
EcoregionDriftless Area, North Central Hardwood Forests, Northern Lakes and Forests, Northern Minnesota Wetlands, Western Cornbelt Plains
Approximate Eco ProvinceEastern Broadleaf Forest, Laurentian Mixed Forest, Prairie Parkland