I need help identifying a flowering plant. The plant originally grew
in my mother's yard in West Virginia in a shady location. When she
moved here to Missouri, she asked me to bring the plant, so I dug it
up and transplanted it in my yard in a shady location.
The plant had glossy green simple leaves and flowers in white in the
spring - in fact, it's about to bloom right now - buds are filling and
will open in a few days. The flowers have five petals and form an
umbel of about 16 flowers. These umbels issue from the axils of the
leaves. The flowers are fairly small, perhaps 1/2" across and the
leaves are about 3" long and 1" wide. The plant so far has grown about
2' tall but my mother claims it has a vining habit. No sign of that as
I have posted a picture, whose URL is below. The picture is quite
large, so if at first you don't see the plant scroll down and to the
right. I'm not knowledgable enough about binary files to do better,
sorry. Actually, the picture was taken last year.
Thanks in advance for your help.