Erect shrub. Stems not round but angled with 5 edges, not barbed, hairy when young. Leaflets oval, downy hairs pressed close to surface, sessile, divided into 3 parts on older stems. Flowers bright yellow, on upper stems in the union with the simple leaflets. Grows in disturbed places at low elevations, where it becomes invasive.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 5--7 feet
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Meadow, Coastal, Disturbed, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Siskiyous
- Native: No