Originally uploaded by Ontario Wanderer
This plant had not come up two weeks ago. I found three small clumps of plants last Friday in bud. This week two of the clusters had bloomed and lost their petals and only one group still had petals. This is the only nearby location of the plant that I know about. It is on an old trail in the Royal Botanical Gardens in a woodlot. According to records, it was planted years ago and has survived on its own since then.
There are many plants in another location closer to Oakville that are wild as far as I know and I know of a few other plants near Lake Erie.
The plant is called Twinleaf. Go to the Flickr page to see other botanical information.