General: Annual herb from a taproot; stems erect, branched, spreading-hairy, usually somewhat glandular, especially above, 5-70 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves few, reduced and soon deciduous; stem leaves opposite, more or less rounded in outline, 2-5 cm wide, palmately divided into 5 segments, these cleft or toothed 1/3 to 1/2 their length, spreading-hairy.
Flowers: Inflorescence a congested, terminal cluster of short-stalked flowers; petals pink or rose, rounded, 3-7 mm long; sepals equal to or slightly longer than the petals, bristle-tipped, the tips 1-1.5 mm long; stamens 10, fertile, not fused.
Fruits: Carpels, stiff-hairy with ascending hairs and shorter, spreading hairs; styles 1.3-1.6 cm long, the beak 2.0-2.5 mm long; seeds oblong, obscurely net-veined and honeycombed.
Dry meadows and rock outcrops in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; locally frequent on SE Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands, rare eastward in S BC; E to ON and S to TN, KS, MO, SD, MT and N CA.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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