A stunning spring ephemeral, native to woodlands of Japan. Its Japanese name, "Fukuju-so", has an appropriate translation, "good fortune, long lived plants". Dark, fern-like foliage appears in late winter to early spring, on 6-8" tall stems, and is topped by flower buds which open with the first sun rays exposing a brilliant, golden-yellow, buttercup-like flower. They slowly spread by rhizomes eventually forming a beautiful groundcover. Plant in humus rich soils in shade to part sun.