Perennial herb from a fleshy-scaled rhizome; stems erect, 5-20 cm tall; plant gives off a musky odor.
Basal leaves long-stalked, divided into 3 long-stalked, 3-cleft leaflets, 4-16 cm long, glabrous; stems leaves opposite, 0.8-4 cm long, palmately lobed, usually borne a little above the middle of the flowering shoot.
Inflorescence of inconspicuous flowers, sessile in the heads; petals yellowish-green, 4- to 6-lobed, 5-8 mm wide.
Dry, green drupes, 2-3 mm long, with 4-5 nutlets.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||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
|BWBS(3), ESSF(1), ICH(7), SBS(9)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013