Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Flower for the Day 4-10-12



Spring Beauty  (Claytonia virginica)  is the most widely distributed of Missouri's early spring flowers. The flowers have five petals which are white but seem pink
because of the dark pink veins in the petals. Indians ate the rootstock,  a thick rounded corm which apparently tastes likechestnuts when boiled in salt water. These are so small it must have taken a long time to create a meal.

These delicate little miniature flowers ring our chalet in Innsbrook.

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