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Various. In disturbed woods found with Cryptotaenia candensis, Geum canadense, Osmorhiza claytonii, Ranunculus abortivus, Sanicula gregaria
The Dakotas east, south to OK, east to NC.
Herbaceous perennial. Leaves alternate, mostly pinnately compound or lobed, divided into 5-7 lobes or leaflets. Inflorescence a coiled cyme; flowers white to lavender, petals 5; stamens exserted
Flowers early May to mid June
Wetland indicator: Facultative, facultative wetland
The mottled leaves are very attractive, particularly in spring when they are tinged with purple.
Peterson, R. T. and M. McKenney. 1996. A Field Guide to Wildflowers:
Northeastern and North-Central North America.
Houghton Mifflin Company. Boston, MA
Swink, F. and G. Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
Michael Hough © 2005