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DESCRIPTION: Large, solitary, waxy-white flower turns
pink with age and is on an erect stalk above a
whorl of 3 broad leaves. Flowers 3 - 4" wide with
petals wavy-edged. The leaves are 3 - 6" long and
broadly ovate and pointed. The plant is 1 - 2'
FLOWERS: April to May
HABITAT: Prefers basic or neutral soil. Can be
found in rich woods and thickets. Sometimes found
in large colonies in the mountains.
OTHER INFORMATION: Rootstalks reportedly used by American
Indians for a variety of medicinal purposes.