Sub-category: Poppy family
These are an abundant early spring flower, and in the same family as 'Bleeding Hearts'. A perennial herbaceous plant, they are native to rich woods of eastern North America. The common name Dutchman's breeches derives from their white flowers that look like white breeches (pants). Height is 15 to 40 cm. Root is a cluster of small pink to white teardrop-shaped bulblets. Leaves are 10 to 36 cm long and 4 to 18 cm broad, with a petiole up to 15 cm long; they are trifoliate, with finely divided leaflets. Flowers are white, cream, and yellow, 1 to 2 cm long, and are born in spring on flower stalks 12 to 25 cm long.
Found in rich forests.