Etymology: Erigenia: Greek for "born in the spring"
Plants: erect, perennial, 2"-10" tall forb; stems smooth, purplish with a green base; root a round tuber
Leaves: few, repeatedly 3-parted, rounded tip, widely oval in outline, stalks clasping the stem
Flowers: 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
Fruits: dry, splitting into 2 seeds, - fruit: seed:
Habitat: moderate moisture; woods; in rich soil
Conservation Status: Endangered