Distribution: Along the coast from Alaska to California, and the shores of some Puget Sound islands
Habitat: Strictly maritime
Flowers: April - June
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous, scapose perennial with thick, reddish-tinged stolons that are covered with silky, spreading hairs, the scapes 3-10 cm. tall, shorter than the leaves.
Basal leaves numerous, the reddish-tinged petioles 4-10 cm. long; leaves trifoliate, the leaflets petiolate, the terminal one with a petiole to 10 mm. long; leaflets leathery, obovate, 1.5-4 cm. long, with coarse, rounded serrations above mid-length, deep green, shining and glabrous above, grayish-silky below.
Inflorescence of 5-15 flowers in an open cluster; calyx saucer-shaped, silky, with 5 elliptic bracteoles alternate with the 5 lanceolate lobes; petals 5, white, obovate-orbicular, 12-16 mm. long; stamens 20-25; pistils numerous.
Fruit an achene, 1/3 immersed in the hemispheric, hairy receptacle, which becomes enlarged to over 1.5 cm. broad, fleshy and red.