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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

Height: 1'-2'

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!

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