Plant ID forum: Claytonia virginica?

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 14, 2014 11:20 AM CST

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From a distance I thought this was False Garlic (Nothoscordum bivalve) but as I got nearer I saw that it has completely different leaves, along with different coloring.

The blooms are small, just like crow poison. About dime sized.

Does anyone know what this is? I'm thinking maybe Claytonia virginica.

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Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2014 11:43 AM CST
Looks like it to my eyes but I'm not real good at comparing photo's. Check out these images of C. virginica: http://www.wildflower.org/plan...
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Feb 14, 2014 11:50 AM CST

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Sure looks like a match to me.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2014 11:57 AM CST
Me too ... but my eyes aren't what they used to be. Smiling Hopefully someone else will chime in.
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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Feb 14, 2014 12:22 PM CST
That appears to be it.
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Name: Jay
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Horntoad
Feb 14, 2014 12:24 PM CST
That's what it looks like to me, and it is native to your area.
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Leftwood
Feb 14, 2014 6:22 PM CST
I assume then, that you know that broad leaves that are so apparent in the third pic do not belong to the flower. (C. virginica has the linear leaves.)

I agree it is C. virginica, but might I suggest that you caption that particular data base entry as such, so viewers are not confused.
C. sibirica has similar broad leaves.
Name: Lin
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plantladylin
Feb 14, 2014 6:51 PM CST
Photo's for comparison: C. sibirica: http://www.wildflower.org/gall...
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