Flowers: single flowers develop only on plants with 2 leaves from the axil of the leaf stems, white, with 6–9 waxy, spreading petals, a green, clublike pistil, to 3 inches across. A rare pink form exists. Blooms March–May. Leaves large, to 1 foot wide, with many deep notches to near middle of leaf, the segments with coarse teeth, arising from a smooth stem to 1½ feet tall. Fruit a “may apple,” egg-shaped, to 2 inches long, pale green to yellow, botanically a berry. Plants with only 1 leaf will not flower or fruit; plants with 2 or 3 leaves form flowers and fruits.