Chrysosplenium americanum Schwein. ex Hook.
Family: Saxifragaceae
American golden saxifrage
Chrysosplenium americanum image
Matthew L. Wagner  
Etymology: Chrysosplenium: Greek chrysos for "gold" and splen for "spleen" probably referring to some medicinal property
Plants: matting, perennial, 1"-3" tall forb with many branches
Leaves: oval to round, on short stalks, lower leaves opposite, upper leaves alternate
Flowers: yellow to greenish, 4-parted, 1/8" wide; solitary at the ends of the branches; blooms April-June
Habitat: shade; wet; springs; in muddy soil
Conservation Status: Native