Family, Rose. Color, pale pink or white. Calyx, a long, narrow tube with 5 erect teeth. Corolla, of 5 unequal, slender petals springing from within the calyx tube. Stamens, many. Pistils, 5, making 5 pods, each 2 to 4-seeded. Flowers, in loose panicles. Leaves of 3 thin, pointed, toothed leaflets, serrate, or deeply cut, ovate to oblong, sessile, with stipules. Spring.
Perennial herbs found in deep, cool, moist woods, New York to Georgia and westward.