Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty – 4/13/23

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 4/13/23

Observation Time: 9:00 a.m.

Observation Location: Sharon

Common Name: Narrow-leaved Spring Beauty

Scientific Name: Claytonia virginica

Comments: Its scientific name honors Colonial Virginia botanist John Clayton (1694–1773).

Spring Beauty is an endangered species in Massachusetts. Please do not dig up any wildflowers you may find in Sharon. Please leave them for everyone to enjoy!

More Information: Massachusetts Natural Heritage and Endangered Species Program