Definition of Claytonia virginica

1. Noun. Small cormous perennial grown for its low rosette of succulent foliage and racemes of pink-tinged white flowers; eastern North America.

Exact synonyms: Virginia Spring Beauty
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Claytonia, Genus Claytonia



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claytonia Virginica

Clausen
Clausewitz
Clausewitzian
Clavariaceae
Claviceps purpurea
Clavicipitaceae
Clay
Claybrook's sign
Clayden
Claymate
Claymates
Claymore
Clayton
Claytonia
Claytonia caroliniana
Claytonia virginica
Claytons
Clean Language
Cleanthes
Clear
Cleaveland
Cleemann's sign
Cleese's woolly lemur
Cleese's woolly lemurs
Cleggmania
Cleistes
Cleistes divaricata
Cleistes rosea
Cleland's reagent
Cleland nomenclature

Literary usage of Claytonia virginica

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1. Hortus Kewensis; Or, A Catalogue of the Plants Cultivated in the Royal by William Aiton (1811)
"Salisb. paradis. ^\. Spatula-leaved Claytonia. claytonia virginica |3. Willden. sp. pi. \. p. 1185. Nat. of North America, Cult. before 1769, Fl. March—May. ..."

2. The Illustrated Annual Register of Rural Affairs and Cultivator Almanac for by John Jacob Thomas (1873)
"claytonia virginica, fig.36, (known by the English name of "Sleeping Beauty,") is ... claytonia virginica. PULSATILLA NUTTALLIANA, or Western Pasque Flower ..."

3. Wild Flowers Worth Knowing by Neltje Blanchan, Asa Don Dickinson (1917)
"... soap-like lather when its bruised leaves are agitated in water. 'PURSLANE FAMILY (Portulacaceae) Spring Beauty; Claytonia claytonia virginica ..."

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