One of the earliest spring flowers, this ephemeral prefers dapped shade in the spring and bright shade in the summer. Foliage is evergreen and varies widely between individuals and seasons. Rich, well drained soils are preferred.
Light: Part Sun/Shade, Shade
Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic
Soil Type: Humus, Loam, Rocky Loam
Bloom Color: White, Purple
Bloom Time: Apr-May
Root Type: Fiberous
Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract bees and flies. Chipmunks may feed on the small fruits and seeds. Foliage is generally overlooked by browsers.