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Spring beauty

Image: Mike Habeck

Spring Beauty is a spring wildflower that occurs across much of eastern North America. It favors woodlands but may also occur in more open areas. It is often present in large colonies. The flowers last only a week or two. Before long, all above-ground parts of the plant wither and disappear, leaving only a small underground corm that bears the promise of next year's plant.

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