* Flowers pale yellow to straw-colored, six petals, hanging from stalk.
* Leaves sessile (not surrounding stem), with pale undersides.
* Fruit a triangular pod, hanging
* Height: 6-13".
* Flowers in late April and May.
* Habitat: Deciduous forests at low elevation.
* Range: Northeastern and central United States.
* 18th-century botanist Manassah Cutler wrote in 1785 that "...the young
shoots may be eaten as asparagus. The roots are nutritious, and are used