Color, yellow. The flowers grow in terminal, leafy cymes. Leaves, palmately divided, on long petioles, with small stipules, very white and velvety underneath, shiny, dark green above. Stem, also white-woolly, ascending, 4 to 12 inches long. June to September.

Dry fields, New England to Washington, D. C. It is impossible not to recognize this showy cinquefoil, with its silvery stem and leaves and its handsome flowers.