A very pretty, and very common spring plant. The leaves are long, considerably broad, of a pale green, and wrinkled on the surface: they grow immediately from the root in considerable numbers. The stalks which support the flowers are single, slender, four or five inches high, a little hairy, and have no leaves on them: one flower stands at the top of each, and is large, white, and beautiful, with a yellow spot in the middle. The root is fibrous and whitish.
The root is used. The juice of it snuffed up the nose occasions sneezing, and is a good remedy against the head-ach. The dried root powdered, has the same effect, but not so powerfully.