Spring Wildflowers

Spring beauty, Virginia spring beauty (Claytonia virginica)

Member of the Portulacaceae (Purslane) family.  Grows in moist woods, 6 - 12 inches, March - May.  Has a pair of smooth linear leaves midway up the stem.  Petals are white or pink with darker pink veins.  The flowers are borne in a loose raceme on a rather spindly stem. 

To learn more about Spring beauty (Virginia spring beauty), visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database