A native to wooded slopes and well drained wooded bottomland, it adapts well to cultivation! Does not tolerate deep shade, but tolerates bright, dappled shade. Tolerates the shorter side of full sun with sufficient water, but prefers part sun. This spring ephemeral goes dormant by summer.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic
Soil Type: Loam, Rocky Loam
Bloom Color: Blue-Purple
Bloom Time: Apr-Jun
Root Type: Tuber
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees and early butterflies and hummingbirds. Hosts one species of moth and a few smaller insects. Toxic foliage is avoided by mammalian herbivores.