Rhizome constricted at intervals, the segments elongate; stems 2-4 dm, glabrous; basal lvs usually present at anthesis, resembling the cauline; cauline lvs 2, opposite or nearly so, biternate into linear entire segments 2-4 mm wide, these sometimes with lateral linear lobes; sep 4-6 mm; pet 10-14 mm, anthocyanic; frs 2-4 cm; 2n=64, 112. Rich moist woods; c. O. and s. Ind. to n. Ga. and n. Ala. Mar., Apr. (Dentaria furcata; D. multifida)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.