Anemone quinquefolia L. is a common, small herbaceous plant occurring along a little stream in the forest near my home. The petal-like structures of these flowers are actually showy, white sepals. It is in the Ranunculaceae family.
Coptis trifolia (L.) Salisb. is a small herbaceous plant occurring in sunny spots along the wooded trail near my home. The flowers are white with club-shaped yellowish petals that produce nectar at the tip (cool…huh?). The name goldthread refers to the golden colored rhizome. It is in the Ranunculaceae family.