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A.k.a. Dentaria laciniata. One of the earliest blooming spring ephemerals, the deeply toothed leaves and delicate flowers are easily recognizable. Best grown in understory that is bright in the spring and shaded once trees leaf out. Plants generally die back completely by mid summer, and tend to spread bu rhizome to form small colonies.

Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic

Soil Type: Loam

Height: 3”-10”

Bloom Color: White

Bloom Time: Mar-May

Root Type: Rhizome

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees and occasionally early butterflies. Hosts the West Virginia white butterfly and a few smaller insects.

 

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