Distribution: Widely distributed east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains..
Habitat: Moist meadows and slopes, and forest openings, from the foothills to the middle elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial, the stems 4-9 dm. tall, with short hairs below often changing to stalked glands above.
Leaves long-petiolate, the blades 5-12 cm. broad, somewhat glandular, palmately parted more than 3/4 their width into 5 obovate, wedge-shaped, sharply-toothed divisions.
Inflorescence of few-flowered cymes; sepals 5, 8-12 mm. long with bristle tips about 2 mm. long; petals 5, 14-20 mm. long, rounded to shallowly notched, pinkish-lavender to purplish, with soft hairs on the lower half; stamens 10, filaments with soft hairs full length; stylar column 3-5 cm. long, the beak, including the stigmas, 10-14 mm. long.
Carpels covered with stalked glands.