Color, purplish. Flowers, dioecious, the stami-nate blossoms with sepals and stamens of a purplish color, the filaments hair-like, soon drooping. No petals. Flowers, in compound panicles on purple stems, 2 to 4 feet tall. Leaves, compound, delicate, sessile, the leaflets mostly 3-toothed, often producing hairs tipped with glands or bits of wax. June to August.

In woods and rocky hills. New England to Florida and westward. Found 6,000 feet high in North Carolina.