Distribution: Clark and Lewis counties in Washington; south to Lincoln, Tillamook and Clatsop Counties, Oregon.
Habitat: Coastal mountains to bluffs along the ocean, but not on tideflats.
Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)
Herbaceous, large-clumped perennial from short, thick rhizomes, the stems 7-13 dm. tall, copiously hairy with stiff, simple or paired hairs up to 2.5 mm. long.
Leaves alternate, palmately lobed, the lower rotund, the lobes coarsely toothed, the teeth rounded; upper leaves 5-lobed nearly to the base, the lobes narrow, with 2 -3 coarse teeth.
Inflorescence of spike-like racemes, closely many-flowered; pedicels 1-3 mm. long; calyx 5-parted, 9-15 mm. long, enlarged in fruit, with simple to stellate hairs 1-2 mm. long; petals 5, nearly white to pink, clawed, broadly obovate and notched; stamens 40-70, freed from the staminal tube in 2-3 series, the stamens united in groups; ovary superior, the carpels 5-10 in a ring around a central axis; styles equal to the number of carpels, elongate, stigmatic full length.
Capsules 3.5-4 mm. long, honeycombed on the sides, with a beak 0.6-0.8 mm. long.