A star spring ephemeral, one of the first flowers to bloom in the spring! Thrives and reseeds well in shady, humus rich woodlands, or plantings where they get spring sun and summer shade.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Humus
Bloom Color: Yellow
Bloom Time: Apr-May
Root Type: Fibrous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Little data available. Flowers are likely visited by early bees, flies, and beetles. Seeds are eaten by mice and distributed by ants. Foliage is generally not browsed by mammals.
Notes: The sap is a vivid yellow/orange, and was used historically by native Americans as a dye. It is also very good at staining ungloved hands!