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Perennial herb from a branching rhizome and stout stem-base covered with reddish-brown-hairy scales; stems erect, 10-30 cm tall, yellowish-spreading-hairy.
Basal leaves long-stalked, 4-25 cm long, hairy along the veins below, simple or with a few tiny segments below the greatly enlarged terminal segment, the terminal segment kidney-shaped to circular, coarsely and irregularly toothed, 2-6 cm long, 3-10 cm wide, heart-shaped at the base, rounded at the tip; stem leaves unstalked, coarsely blunt-toothed and lobed.
Inflorescence of 1 to few, hairy-stalked, terminal flowers; corollas yellow, saucer-shaped, the petals 5, heart-shaped, notched at the tip, 8-12 mm; calyces densely hairy, 5-lobed, the lobes lanceolate, from 1/2 as long as to equalling the petals, alternating with lanceolate bractlets 2-6 mm long; ovaries superior; stamens numerous.
Achenes, numerous, erect, in clusters; achenes bristly-hairy, beaked with long (to 1.5 cm), straight, long-hairy style.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia