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Early spring wildflower found in deciduous woodlands of the Eastern US. I find them more on slopes of hills.
Forest floors usually with lots of humus, but I've seen it growing happily on slopes with exposed soils. You will only see this in woodlands.
Seeds have a small fruit attached which ants find attractive and bring underground to their nest, and giving the seeds a place to germinate.
Spotted on Apr 3, 2016
Submitted on Apr 8, 2016