Small plant to a few feet high, with
coarsely toothed leaves. Upper leaves narrow, middle
leaves with three lobes, lower leaves with three major leaflets
and several smaller leaflets on leafstalk. Flower white,
with five wide-spreading petals. Fruit a bristly ball.
Blooms in early summer
Open woodland areas. In Wildwood, along Connelly's Run,
in wooded stretches along the bikeway, along trails, especially
on the western slope.
Easily recognized. The small, white, five-petaled
flowers are the best clue. The leaves and fruit clinch the