General: Perennial herb from a well-developed taproot, sometimes below a slightly branched stem-base; stems solitary or sometimes 2-3, 0.3-1 m tall, branching.
Leaves: Basal and stem twice divided into 3's, leaflets coarsely toothed, 2-9 cm long, 1-5.5 cm wide, more or less hairy, thin; basal leaves several with long stalks; stem leaves 1-3 with short stalks.
Flowers: Inflorescence of loose compound umbels; flowers greenish-white, sometimes pink or purple, inconspicous; stalks short when flowering becoming longer at maturity; involucels lacking.
Fruits: Linear-oblong, needle-like, 12-22 mm long, black, bristly hairy basally, narrowing to a beak, often catching on clothing or fur.
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