Annual or biennial herb from a taproot; stems mostly single, ascending to erect, 10-60 cm tall, leafy, densely covered with mixed fine and thicker glandular hairs.
Basal leaves few, stalked, palmately compound; leaflets 3, egg-shaped to lanceolate, 1-5 cm long, coarsely blunt-toothed, fine-hairy and glandular-hairy; stem leaves alternate, similar, several, reduced upward.
Inflorescence a spreading, leafy-bracted, terminal cluster of several to many stalked flowers; corollas yellow, cup-shaped, the petals 5, spoon-shaped, about 1/2 the length of the calyx-lobes; calyces glandular-hairy and appressed-hairy, 5-lobed, the lobes triangular-egg-shaped, 2-4 mm long, alternating with 5 narrower shorter bractlets; ovaries superior, the styles thickened at the base; stamens 10 or 15.
Achenes, numerous, clustered, lopsided-egg-shaped, about 0.8 mm long, yellow, smooth.
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