A much admired woodland perennial for partial shade or shady moist soils. Foliage on this species is dissected into finger-like growths, only one leaf per petiole. The stem resides below the soil surface and is dark brown in colour. Multiplication is by division of these rhizomes. Flowers are daisy-like and around 2 cms wide or so. Each is composed of crisp white ray florets and a central boss of white petals being slightly smaller than the outer ring. These are surrounded by the stamens which are yellow. These can often last for two to three weeks if the weather conditions are cool. Overall flowering period is around eight weeks long.