Rhizomes: internodes short, leaves crowded at rhizome apex. Leaf blade variegate, cordate to subreniform. Flowers: calyx tube cylindric to cylindric-campanulate, sometimes with prominent transverse ridge just below sinuses, 9-16 × 8-16 mm, inner surface longitudinally ridged with low reticulations between ridges, lobes spreading, 6-10 × 8-12 mm, adaxially puberulent; stamen connective not extending beyond pollen sacs; ovary ca. 1/3-inferior; ovules 6 per locule; style notched at apex. 2 n = 26. Flowering winter-spring (Feb-May). On slopes, bluffs, and flood plains of small streams, deciduous forests; 100-500 m; N.C., S.C., Va.