A similar plant, Carolina spring beauty, is also found in Connecticut. Spring beauty has longer, narrower leaves than does Carolina spring beauty.
- Family: purslane (Portulacaceae)
- Habitat: moist woods, clearings
- Height: 4-12 inches
- Flower size: 1/2 to 3/4 inch across
- Flower color: white striped with pink
- Flowering time: March to May
- Origin: native