This section is from the book "An Illustrated Flora Of The Northern United States, Canada And The British Possessions Vol2", by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Addison Brown. Also available from Amazon: An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British Possessions. 3 Volume Set..
Stems 1 1/2°-3° high, glabrous or hirsutulous above, leafless. Leaves long-petioled, orbicular-reniform to orbicular-ovate, 2'-4' wide, shal-lowly lobed and with very broad teeth; panicle lax, wide, with slender branches; flowering calyx 4"-5" long, oblique, the lobes unequal; petals rhombic-spatulate, equalling the calyx-lobes; stamens included.
On hillsides, Kentucky to Alabama. May-June.
Stems rather stout, 1°-3° high, densely glandular-pubescent, at least above, usually bearing 1 or 2 small leaves. Basal leaves slender-petioled, broadly ovate or orbicular, cordate, 2'-4' wide, 5-7-lobed, the lobes rounded or acute, crenate or dentate; panicle loose; flowering calyx oblong-campanulate, somewhat oblique, 3"-4" long, minutely glandular, its lobes usually unequal; petals broadly spatulate, purplish, slightly exceeding the calyx-lobes; stamens scarcely or slightly ex-serted.