Definition of spring beauty in US English:

spring beauty


  • A spring-flowering succulent plant of the purslane family.

    Genus Claytonia, family Portulacaceae: several species, in particular the white- or pink-flowered C. virginica, found in moist woods in North America

    • ‘In early spring, the park is blanketed with wildflowers, including violets, may apples, spring beauties, and lady's slipper orchids.’
    • ‘These spring beauties are one of the most popular landscape shrubs to grace southern gardens.’
    • ‘An entry the following spring simply listed the wildflowers she saw: ‘Anemones, carpet pinks, saxifrages, buttercup, spring beauty.’’
    • ‘The roadsides sparkled with coreopsis, crimson clover, vetch, spring beauties, and other gem-like blooms.’