A distinctive woodland species that can be grown as a shade groundcover when planted densely! Spreads by rhizome, but is slow to do so. Flowers are distinctive but unobtrusive, and usually hidden under leaves. One of the woodland species whose seeds are dispursed by ants!
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Sandy Loam
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr-May
Root Type: Rhizome
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers likely attract flies and beetles. Seeds attract, and are spread by ants. Foliage is toxic and not browsed by mammals.