Photographer: Steve J. Baskauf
Erigenia bulbosa (Michx.) Nutt.
Erigenia: Greek for "born in the spring"
bulbosa: bulbous, swollen
|Plant: ||erect, perennial, 2"-10" tall forb; stems smooth, purplish with a green base; root a round tuber|
|Flower: ||white, 5-parted, 1/4"-1/3" wide; inflorescence a 3/4" rounded, compound, terminal umbel of 2-4 stalked umbellets each with about 6 stalkless flowers and leafy bracts below; blooms March-May|
|Fruit:||dry, splitting into 2 seeds, - fruit: seed:|
|Leaf:||few, repeatedly 3-parted, rounded tip, widely oval in outline, stalks clasping the stem|
|Habitat: ||moderate moisture; woods; in rich soil|