General: Perennial herb (rarely somewhat woody at the base) from a slender rhizome; annual flowering shoots erect, 5-15 cm tall, several, tufted, leafy, unarmed, finely soft-hairy.
Leaves: Alternate, deciduous, 2 to 5 per flowering shoot, long-stalked, palmately compound or shallowly lobed, the stalks more or less hairy; leaflets or lobes 3, the leaflets, if present, wedge-egg-shaped, 1-5 cm long, the leaflets or lobes usually rounded at the summit, coarsely single- or double-toothed except near the base, greenish on both surfaces, smooth to hairy above, paler and usually hairy especially on the veins beneath; stipules lanceolate to egg-shaped.
Flowers: Inflorescence of 1 to 3 stalked flowers atop erect leafy shoots; corollas pink to rose, the petals 5, lance-egg-shaped to spoon-shaped, 8-18 mm long, erect; calyces fine-hairy and sometimes glandular, 5-lobed, the lobes narrowly lanceolate, 5-13 mm long, bent back; ovaries superior; stamens 30 to 40, the filaments flattened.
Fruits: Drupelets, 20 to 30, smooth, coherent in a red to purplish, globe-shaped cluster, about 1 cm wide, that separates from the dry receptacle (raspberry-like).
Bogs, fens, swamps, wet to moist meadows, thickets and open forests in the montane to alpine zones; frequent throughout BC, mostly in and east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains; circumpolar, N to AK, E to NF and S to MT, CO and MN; Eurasia.
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