Rootstock. - Five to ten inches long, wrinkled, crisp, of a pleasant, pungent taste. Stem. - Leafless below, bearing two leaves above. Leaves. - Divided into three toothed leaflets. Flowers. - White, in a terminal cluster. Pod. - Flat and lance-shaped.
The crinkle-root has been valued - not so much on account of its pretty flowers which may be found in the rich May woods but for its crisp edible root which has lent savor to many a simple luncheon in the cool shadows of the forest.