Claytonia virginica: Virgina Springbeauty (aka ‘fairy spud’) — Suzassippi’s Lottabusha County Chronicles

You know what happens when you look at something closely? This white-appearing flower from my height turned out to have pink-magenta stripes when I began to inspect it in Lightroom. Imagine my surprise! A member of the purslane family, the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center says of this tiny little flower that First Nations people and colonists use the small tuber root for food. It has a sweet, chestnut-like flavor. Apparently, fairies also used it as a potato, as one of its common names is fairy spud.

Claytonia virginica: Virgina Springbeauty (aka ‘fairy spud’)

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