General: Perennial herb from a thick, simple to branched stem-base; stems 1 to few, tufted, erect, very leafy, 30-70 cm tall, branched above, with both coarse and fine hairs.
Leaves: Basal leaves few, long-stalked, palmately compound; leaflets 5 to 7, lanceolate to oblong, 3-10 cm long, deeply saw-toothed, greenish and coarse-hairy on both surfaces, prominently veined beneath; stem leaves alternate, several, similar but shorter-stalked.
Flowers: Inflorescence an open, flat-topped, terminal cluster of many stalked flowers; corollas pale yellow, bowl-shaped, the petals 5, egg-shaped, about 10 mm long, deeply notched at the tip; calyces glandular and long-hairy, 5-lobed, the lobes lance-egg-shaped, 5-9 mm long, alternating with 5 narrower bractlets about the same length as the calyx-lobes; ovaries superior, the styles glandular-warty and somewhat thickened at the base; stamens 25-30.
Fruits: Achenes, numerous, clustered, lopsided-egg-shaped, about 1 mm long, brownish, strongly net-veined.
Dry to moist, disturbed open ground, waste places, roadsides, pastures and overgrazed grasslands in the lowland to steppe zones; common in S BC, especially east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains; introduced from Eurasia.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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