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Sandy shores. Moist, somewhat calcareous prairies and meadows.
Eastern Quebec west to Alberta, south to MD, WV, KY, MO, and NM
Rhizomatous perennial to 80 cm, forming large vegetative colonies. Basal leaves on long petioles, rounded and deeply, palmately 3-parted, sharply toothed. Involucral leaves sessile. Flowers 1-3, single on long peduncles; sepals 5, white, to 20 mm long.
Flowers May to September
Wetland Indicator: Facultative Wetland
Due to its rhizomatous nature, this plant is able to withstand considerable disturbance.
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
Swink, F. and G.
Wilhelm. 1994. Plants of the Chicago Region.
Indiana Academy of Science. The Morton Arboretum. Lisle, Illinois.
© Michael Hough 2004