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Taken May 4, 2010 – Bridgton, Maine
Canon Rebel XSi with Canon 100mm Macro Lens
- Flowers pale yellow to straw-colored, six petals, hanging from stalk.
- Leaves sessile (not surrounding stem), with pale undersides.
- Fruit a triangular pod, hanging beneath stem.
- 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 in diet-drinks.”