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Unusual ground cover. Bright yellow flowers with green and and yellow bracts Mar to Apr. Light shade.
Hacquetia epipactis. The flowers are small and pinhead-size, they are bright yellow and are surrounded by glossy green bracts, They will appear straight from the ground in early spring and are followed by 3-lobed leaves. This is a most unusual and desirable plant for cooler areas.
Resents disturbance to roots.