||Low plant with usually many flowers having 5 to 10 pure white to
pale pink sepals and no true petals. Leaves of two kinds; just
below the flower cluster there is a whorl of simple leaves with 3
blunt lobes at the tip. Basal leaves have three groups of
three leaflets, each leaflet similar to the leaves in the whorl
below the flowers. Blooms in early to mid-spring.
the woods on the western slope and very common in the woods on the
At first glance could be confused with
round-lobed hepatica, which
have much larger leaves and generally 6 petal-like sepals.
Could also be confused with star
chickweed, but that plant has very different leaves and 5
petals, often appearing to be 10 petals.