Stems 4-10 dm, thinly hairy; stipules persistent, broadly ovate, 1-3 cm, laciniate-toothed; lfls lanceolate, 5-8 cm, tapering to both ends, sharply serrate, or some of those on the lower lvs often pinnatifid with narrow, toothed segments; hypanthium 4.5-5.5 mm; pet 10-13 mm; follicles 6-8 mm, glabrous or nearly so; 2n=18. Dry or moist upland woods; w. N.Y. to O., Ill., and Kans., s. to Ga. and Tex. June, July. (Gillenia s.)
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