Erect to ascending, covered with sticky glands noticeable to the touch. Leaves nearly round, 1–4 in. wide, palmately divided, with 5–7 diamond-shaped leaflets that are variously lobed again. Flower petals 1/2–3/4 in. long, with soft hairs near center, deep pink to rose-purple, with red to purple veins. Grows in meadows, near edges of sagebrush-steppe in coniferous forests and aspen groves, at mid to high elevations. Var. incisum is without sticky glands on lower stems and petioles.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--3 feet
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest, Meadow
- Found In: Wallowas, Steens
- Native: Yes