Scape. - Five to nine inches high, several-flowered. Leaves. - Divided into three clover-like leaflets. Flowers. - Violet-colored, clustered on the scape. Calyx. - Of five sepals. Corolla. - Of five petals. Stamens. - Ten. Pistil. - One, with five styles.

This little plant is found in somewhat open or rocky woods, its lovely delicate flower - clusters appearing in May or June. This species is more common southward, while the pink-veined wood sorrel (PL XVII.) abounds in the cool woods of the North.