||Moist deciduous forest
||Flowers are single, large white flowers about 1-2″ wide with 8-10 petals and a golden yellow center. Each flower is on its own pinkish stalk. Flowers close in the cold or cloudy weather.
||Leaves arise from the base of the plant and are large and rounded about 4-7″ wide. The margin is wavy to coarsely toothed.
||Stems are smooth, erect, leafless and contain a red juice that can cause a rash or blistering of the skin. This is one of the earliest flowers to bloom, flowering well before trees leaf out.