Wild Flower - Pink and White Spring Beauty

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Wild Flower - Pink and White Spring Beauty

The small 5 petal pink and white flower, Spring Beauty wildflower. Sometimes also called the Eastern or Virginia Spring Beauty or fairy-spuds these flowers will bloom in the early spring.

Flower photograph taken in Chardon, Ohio.

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  • Mary Quite Contrary on 2014-May-03 16:56:34 Mary Quite Contrary said

    We have these all over our back yard and the yards in the neighborhood. From a distance they look like a light covering of snow when they're all in bloom, but I never knew what they were called. I took a guess and said they were Snow on the Mountain. Wrong. I've seen a lot of Snow on the Mountain but I didn't know that's what they were called. Just now, thanks to this website, I know they are Pink and White Spring Beauty. I look forward to them every year and my husband is forbidden to mow the grass until they have bloomed and gone. I won't see them again for a year and they have such a short blooming life, he indulges me.
  • Rush on 2014-May-04 10:44:33 Rush said

    We're glad we able to help identify this little spring flower. Our Spring Beauty flowers bloom mostly in the woods near the edge of the yard. You're right about the short time frame the blooms are around. It's only about three days for each individual bloom.

    Another little interesting thing about the Spring Beauty plant is the seeds contain elaiosome, which attract ants to pick them up and take them back to the nest. The ant larvae feed off the elaisome and then the ants discard the seed in their waste area. Effectively planting the seeds for you.

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