Leaves small, blue-green, fawn mottled. Flower invariably solitary on a 10cm scape, seldom opening fully, small, white with a yellow throat. Occasionally tinged pink or blue with age. Anthers white to cream, style barely divided into three lobes. In full sun and undisturbed, flowering can be regular. North-eastern U.S.A., in forests and scrub. E.a. var. bracteatum has longer leaves and yellow flowers.