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Annual or biennial herb from a taproot; stems prostrate to spreading, branched, 20-60 cm long, with simple hairs.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, blades heart- to kidney-shaped, 2-5 cm long, toothed, shallowly 5-to 7-lobed, with stalks up to twice as long as the blades.
Inflorescence of many flowers in axillary clusters or subterminal panicles, with or without long stalks; petals 5, white or pale purple, 4-5 mm long, claws fringed or bearded; calyces green and barely enlarged in fruit, about equal to the petals, lobed, the bractlets linear, fringed.
Carpels, numerous in flat disks, flattened, strongly wrinkled on the back, pointed angles without wings; seeds 1.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia