Dentaria diphylla is a perennial plant belonging to the Brassicaceae family and native to Canada and North America. In its natural environment, it lives in forests or slightly shaded fields, while it does not tolerate deep shade. The summertime for Dentaria means a state of rest, and with the onset of autumn, it begins to be active.
Dentaria diphylla can be easily identified by the characteristic cluster of four-petalled, white-pink spring flowers on long stems that are up to 40 cm (16 in) tall. After a few weeks, narrow pods appear, which, after ripening, open and give access to oblong seeds.
Leaves have two types, namely stem and basal. The stem leaves are divided into three small toothed, egg-shaped leaves, and the basal leaves appear after the plant has faded and are very similar in structure to the first type.