- Rocky open woods, valleys around and sandstone strata. Typically in acid soils.
- Native to U.S.
- This little species can be found in the central Ozark region of Missouri. Its small but showy yellow flowers can be seen fairly early in the spring.
Natives used a tea made from the pounded roots of this species as a treatment for diarrhea. This and other members of the genus are considered astringents.
, is similar but is slightly less repent, and has longer leaflets than
is also found throughout Missouri and is much more common than
Photographs taken in Brown Summit, NC., 4-12-02 and 4-12-03.