that are …
boot-top high (~30 cm high) (~12 in high)  or
ankle-high (<9 cm high) (<3½ in high) :

Boot-top high (~30 cm high) (~12 in high)

with a …
flower appearing above the leaves  or
flower appearing below the leaves :

Flower appearing below the leaves

flower appears beneath the leaves, with white petals
nodding trillium/whip-poor-will flower  Trillium cernuum

Learn more about trillium genus Trillium

Part of bunchflower  family Melanthiaceae (formerly family Liliaceae ).

Various species are native to different temperate areas of 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 North America and Asia.

Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

Trillium hosts caterpillars of 2 species
of butterflies and moths, in some areas.
Uses by butterflies,
planting info

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Wildflowers of West Michigan (.pdf page 8)