Distribution: West of the Cascade summit, Queen Charlotte Island, British Columbia south to Douglas County, Oregon, up the Columbia River Gorge to the east base of the Cascades, then south along the Oregon Cascades to Klamath County, OR.
Habitat: Gravelly prairies and wooded hillsides.
Flowers: May - August
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Strong perennial with a branched crown and short rhizomes, the stem 4-10 dm. tall, t he lower portion with brownish, spreading hairs 2-5 mm. long.
Leaves basal, long-petiolate, the blades cordate-ovate, 4-8 cm. long and broad, with 5-9 rounded, shallow lobes.
Inflorescence a spike-like panicle up to 15 cm. long; calyx greenish, 7-9 mm. long, the 5 lobes oblong; petals linear, half as long as the calyx lobes, often in part or entirely lacking; stamens 5, the filaments elongating after blooming; ovary 4/5 inferior, projecting into 2 hollow, conical beaks.
Capsule 9-11 mm. long.