Perennial, In flower during March, April and May.
Perenniating herb from small tubers. The heart shaped leaves emerge early in spring and die down in summer. The flowers have 8 to 12 petals which are shiny and yellow fading to whitish when old. Actinomorphic. Stamens and carpels numerous.
The fruit is an achene.
Pilewort. Early leaves high in vitamin C. Poisonous, must be heated or dried.