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Quebec west to Manitoba, south to MD, OH, northern IN and northeast IA, south in mountains to GA.
Herbaceous perennial from slender rhizome, less than 20 cm high. Basal leaves solitary, on long petioles; 3-5 leaflets, coarsely toothed; involucral leaves petiolate, the leaflets obovate with narrowly triagnular bases. Flowers solitary; sepals mostly 5, white to pinkish, oblong to oval, to 2.2 cm.
Flowers April to late May
Wetland Indicator: Upland
Often found in solitary patches on slopes or along paths. Notable for its small stature and relatively large flowers.
Gleason, Henry A.
and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
Swink, F. and G.
Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
© Michael Hough 2004