Distribution: West of the Cascades in southwestern Washington; south to northern California.
Habitat: Meadows and woodlands.
Conservation Status: Presumed Extirpated in Washington (WANHP)
Perennial, the stems 4-8 dm. tall, covered with stalked glands above.
Leaves long-petiolate, the blades with stiff hairs on both surfaces, 6-14 cm. broad, divided palmately nearly to the base into 5-7 wedge-shaped, lobed segments.
Flowers showy, few, the long peduncles with leaf-like bracts; sepals 5, 9-12 mm. long with bristle-tips 2-3 mm. long; petals 5, 18-24 mm. long, reddish-purple; stamens 10, the filaments with hairs near the base; stylar column 3.5-4.5 cm. long, stigmas 2-2.5 mm. long.
Carpels covered with stiff hairs.