Family, Rose. Color, yellow. Calyx of 5 sepals, with bractlets in the sinuses. Petals, 5. Stamens, many. Leaves, from the root, pinnate, with 5 to 7 wedge-shaped leaflets; those on the stems 3 to 5-divided, with oblong, acute leaflets. Stipules, prominent and deeply cleft. Pistils, many, forming burs with hooked bristles in fruit on a soft, downy receptacle. July and August.
Moist meadows and damp thickets from New Jersey north and west. This is a pretty flower with graceful foliage, 2 to 5 feet high, dotting the New Jersey meadows in summer.