Distribution: Occurring chiefly west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California.
Habitat: Moist woods and stream banks, low lands and low elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial from well-developed rhizomes, the flowering stems up to 8 dm. tall, covered with short, stiff hairs.
Leaves long-petiolate, palmately veined, the blades up to 10 cm. broad and nearly as long, 5- to 7-lobed, the lobes with irregular, rounded teeth, reduced upwards; stipules well-developed, membranous.
Inflorescence a loose, many-flowered raceme, 1-3 dm. long; calyx tubular, greenish-purple to dark brown, irregular, with 3 long and 2 short lobes, and cleft nearly to the base between the short lobes; petals 4, linear, chocolate brown, 6-10 mm. long; stamens 3, unequal.
Ovary superior; capsule slender, 9-14 mm. long; carpels 2, equal.