Up to 15 cms.
As a spring ephemeral plant, its life cycle exploits the
woodland canopy, flowering at the time of maximum sunlight reaching the
forest floor, then completely dying back to its underground tuber after
All parts of the plant are poisonous when consumed by humans and other
Specific cardiac glycosides present in E.hyemalis include
A and B, belonging to the same group found also in toad venom.