Dentaria diphylla (Brassicaceae)
Dentaria emerges in fall and persists as a welcome woodland groundcover through winter. Three-lobed leaves are scalloped and have prominent white veining. Spring brings a flush of new foliage, followed by small white-to-pale-pink blooms on 6-8" stalks. After flowering, plants go dormant for the summer, returning in fall when the trees begin to drop their leaves. Toothworts are carefree and form extensive colonies with time in moist-to-average soils. Be careful not to damage the above-ground rhizomes when weeding.
Bloom color: white
Bloom period: spring
Container size: Qt.