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R. W. Smith
Rich deciduous forests, especially in moist, even springy, areas; floodplain forests.
A weak little plant, blooming usually in late April and the first half of May. Even though it may be abundant when found, it is easily overlooked, thanks to its delicate habit, inconspicuous small flowers on short solitary axillary peduncles, and ephemeral nature, the foliage withering away, in southern Michigan, by early June. The species is at least as conspicuous then, when the foliage yellows and the dark tuberculate achenes (or mericarps) ripen.