Perennial herb from slender rhizomes, with small bulblets; stems erect, 10-30 cm tall, densely glandular-hairy throughout, noticeably purplish above.
Basal leaves round-to kidney-shaped, 1-3 cm wide, palmately 3- to 5-divided nearly to the base, then again 2- to 3-times lobed, teeth more or less pointed; stalks slender, 2-6 cm long, with widened stipular bases; stem leaves 2 (1-3), more divided than basal, unstalked above.
Inflorescence a 5- to 11-flowered cluster; petals white or pinkish to purplish, 5, usually unequal, 5-10 mm long, clawed, the blades wedge egg-shaped, usually 3-cleft; calyces cone-shaped, 4-6 mm long (up to 10 mm long in fruit), part joined to ovary greater than the free hypanthium; calyx lobes 5, triangular egg-shaped, 1-2 mm long, almost as wide; stamens 10.
Capsules, about length of calyces when mature; seeds brown, elliptic, about 0.5 mm long, irregularly veiny and ridged lengthwise.
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BG(25), CDF(4), ESSF(1), ICH(12), IDF(61), MS(2), PP(47)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013