Family:  Apiaceae (Umbelliferae)
Coming upon the white flowers of this native ephemeral in early springtime is a delight with lasting impression. Barely rising above the leaf litter, the diminuative appearance belies the hearty nature of a wildflower that dares to bloom at a time when many plants still remain nestled underground.
observed along woodland edge
erigenia = born in spring + bulbosa = bulbous, swollen
The other common name pepper-and-salt is a good description of the contrast between the dark red to black color of the anthers and white flowers.
The Ohio State University Herbarium:
Ashtabula County, 15 April 1891, collector:  Sara F. Goodrich voucher specimen
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Newcomb's:  Key Group no. 534, p.224
A Spring Flora for High School, Henry C. Cowles, Ph.D. and John G. Coulter, Ph.D., 1915.
"The true harbinger of spring
Bill Veeck (1914-1986), 1976
virtual herbarium sheet 000008 created by Lisa K. SchlaG, 8.iv.2014