Along with the showy flowers this time of year are my favorites, the miniature wildflowers that dot the floors of the woods and fields.This small pink perennial, Spring Beauty (Claytonia virginica), is the most widely distributed of
Missouri's early spring flowers. It is 'just there' until you bend down to inspect its delicate beauty at close range. The pink color is caused by the dark pink veins in the petals.
And as a bonus its rootstock is edible.