Please Note: These bulbs or roots come up, bloom early, and go into dormancy during hot weather. If purchased for spring delivery they will be either coming out of dormancy or actively growing mid spring. If purchased late spring through fall they will be either going into dormancy or dormant and will not grow until the following spring. Soil: Mesic (Medium) to Xeric ( Dry) Sun: Partial, Shade Height: 1′ Color: Yellow Blooms: April-May Flowers: The 1″ flower droops below the leaves. It has 3 petals, 3 sepals and 6 stamens. It produces a 3-sided capsule. Leaves: The opposite oblong leaves are perforated by the stem, that is the stem seems to pass through the leaves. This plant can form colonies and makes a nice ground cover.
This wildflower hides itself beneath it’s foliage but is a worthy woodland wildflower in a woodland garden or setting. It’s bright yellow flowers seem to be somewhat shy to reveal themselves, but if you look a little closer they have such beauty!
Medicinal Uses: They were once used as a remedy for sore throat since the flower dangled like the uvula in the back of our throats.