Large distinctive leaves, umbrella-like, deeply
cleft into finger-like lobes. Leaf stalk near center of
leaf. Plants have one or two leaves; those with two leaves
have a single showy white flower, with 6 petals, beneath the
leaves. Fruit a yellowish "apple." The leaves appear
in early spring, the flowers bloom in late April to May, and the
fruits follow. The plant dies back in late spring and
disappears until next year.
Attractive plant of shady woods. Very
common in the woods on the western slope of the park, but,
remember, leaves and flowers are only visible in the spring.
Very distinctive plant; nothing else in Wildwood