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Moist, often mossy places in forested regions; in NY occurs on rocks at high elevation where cool air accumulates.
Circumboreal, south in North America to southern MN, WI, northern IL, northern IA, and Delaware County, NY.
Herbaceous perennial 5-20 cm; basal leaves with long petioles, ternate, the primary divisions discrete, again 1-2-ternate or parted, ultimate segments broad, thin, round-toothed and mucronate; cauline leaves similar but smaller and less dissected, often borne a little above the middle of the shoot; corolla yellow-green, 5-8 mm wide.
Flowers May to July
Wetland indicator: FAC
Plants have a musky odor. Difficult to identify when not in flower.
Gleason, Henry A.
and A. Cronquist. 1991. Manual of Vascular Plants of Northeastern United States
and Adjacent Canada. Second Ed.
The New York Botanical Garden. Bronx, NY
© Michael Hough 2018