Perennial herb from a slender creeping rhizome; stems erect, 5-30 cm tall, unbranched, unarmed, hairy and often glandular, or nearly smooth, the lowest nodes with stipules only.
Alternate, deciduous, 1 to 3, long-stalked, the blades round-kidney-shaped, 2-12 cm wide, somewhat leathery, palmately shallowly 5- to 7-lobed, the lobes usually rounded at the summit, saw-toothed, green and smooth to thinly hairy above, paler and hairier especially on the veins beneath; stipules egg-shaped.
Inflorescence of a solitary stalked flower atop the stem, the flowers unisexual with male and female flowers on separate plants; corollas white, the petals 5, egg-shaped, 7-15 mm long, spreading; calyces fine-hairy to smooth, 5-lobed, the lobes oblong-egg-shaped, 5-15 mm long, ascending to spread ing in fruit; ovaries superior; stamens many, the filaments linear.
Drupelets, large, smooth, coherent in a raspberry-like cluster, at first reddish, then amber to yellow when mature.
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 over the Summer
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
|BWBS(123), CWH(47), ESSF(19), ICH(23), MS(1), SBS(58), SWB(23)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
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