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.
Generic synonyms: Flower
Group relationships: Claytonia, Genus Claytonia
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Claytonia Virginica
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 ..."