Petioles 0.6-4 cm, sparsely glandular-hairy; lf-blades broadly spatulate, 5-10 נ3-5 mm, usually shorter than the petiole; stipules free, or adnate the first 1 mm, then breaking into numerous setaceous segments 3-5 mm; scape glabrous, 4-20 cm, with 2-20 fls; sep 3-4 mm; pet 6-7 mm, pink, varying to almost white; seeds brown, ellipsoid to oblong-ovoid, 0.4-0.5 mm, asymmetric, coarsely papillose-corrugated in 14-16 ridges; 2n=20. Common in wet low places, chiefly on or near the coastal plain; Va. to Fla. and Tex., and in Tenn.; also in W.I., Mex., and n. S. Amer. May-Aug.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.