Medium shrub, 0.5-2 m tall; branches erect to arching, angled, minutely star-shaped-hairy when young, eventually with brown, papery, shredding bark.
Alternate, deciduous, stalked, the blades egg- to heart-shaped in outline, 3-5 cm long, palmately 3- to 5-lobed, the lobes irregularly double-toothed, star-shaped-hairy at least on the lower surface.
Inflorescences dense, terminal, half-rounded clusters of several to many stalked flowers, the stalks star-shaped-hairy; corollas white, saucer-shaped, the petals 5, nearly circular, about 3 mm long; calyces densely star-shaped-hairy, 5-lobed, the lanceolate lobes about 3 mm long, somewhat bent back; ovaries superior; stamens about 30.
Follicles, 2, joined at the base at least to midlength, inflated, 7-10 mm long, densely star-shaped-hairy; seeds 1 to 4 per follicle, hardened, shiny.
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
Present from Summer to Fall
Source: The USDA
||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
|ICH(155), IDF(76), MS(3), PP(18)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013