Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America except along the southern U.S. boundary and lower Great Plains.
Habitat: Woodlands or open fields.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Somewhat glandular annual with erect to decumbent stems 1-6 dm. long, with spreading to retrorse stiff hairs.
Leaves mostly basal, long petioled, the blades cordate, 2-7 cm. broad, palmately deeply divided into 5 wedge-shaped segments, these variously cleft or toothed up to half their length.
Flowers mostly 2 per peduncle, the pedicles slender, 1.5-3 times the length of the calyx; sepals 4-8 mm. long with a bristle tip 1-2 mm. long, about equal to the pinkish, slightly-notched petals; fertile stamens 10, the filaments not fused; stylar column nearly 2 cm. long, the narrow, beak-like tip 4-5 mm. long, including the stigmas; pistil 1, carpel 3-5, the receptacle much elongate.
Fruits stiff-hairy, not wrinkled; carpels often separating explosively.