An odd-looking spring wildflower that resembles a series of miniature white knee breeches hanging on a line. Flowers: 4–10 per stalk, stalk leafless, often leaning; flowers white or faint pink, with 2 diverging spurs (the “breeches”). Each flower is attached to the slender stem between the 2 spurs. Blooms March–May. Leaves: on long petioles from base of plant, compound into 3 sections, finely divided, fernlike, bluish-green. Root: a cluster of grain-sized white or pink tubers.