The charm of this little Cinquefoil lies in the silvery lining of dark green, and often tufted foliage. Its slender, leafy, branching and reddish stalk grows from a few inches to a foot in height, and is covered with a silky, whitish down. All of the leaves, excepting those topmost, are short-stemmed. The five, narrow, spreading leaflets composing the compound leaf, are deeply cut, and the edge is slightly curved backward. The large, five-petalled, yellow flower has numerous stamens, and the green calyx parts are nearly as long as the petals and is covered with fine, matted white hairs. The flowers are borne on short stems, in small, terminal groups. It is found from May to September, in dry soil, from Nova Scotia to Ontario and Dakota, south to the District of Columbia, Indiana, and Kansas.