The plant is an upright perennial from a rhizome with no
above-ground stem. Its preferred habitat is rich soils, shaded
areas and flood plains. Distribution is throughout the Escambia
Leaves are paired (two); no teeth and no lobes; consists
of one whole part; triangular, heart-shaped, or arrowhead-like.
Flowers are usually in clusters of two or more arising
from between the two leaves and usually hidden beneath or just
barely emerged above the leaf litter; flowers are bisexual and
irregular in form (less than symmetrical). Sepals are jug-shaped,
three lobed, brownish to yellowish brown, no petals; twelve stamens.
Flowers occur in early spring.