This tuberous perennial produces one or two leaves, each divided into three narrow leaflets. In spring to early summer, unusual hooded, green blooms appear, often striped with purple. Autumn brings clusters of densely packed, showy red berries. This native grows in moist but well-drained soil rich in humus with a neutral to acidic pH. They prefer dry conditions during winter dormancy. A wonderful shade garden native plant! Plants can colonize in the right location.