Rosette of leaves with straight erect stems. Stems unbranched or branched. Leaves with 1–2 in. petioles, lance-shaped, slightly toothed to pinnately lobed. Flowers small, white, with green or reddish calyx, clustered at top of elongating stems. Seedpods present with flowers, on stalks spreading outward from stem, heart-shaped to triangular, flat. Grows on disturbed soils, gardens, roadsides, from coastline to alpine. Widespread in North America. Has been used as a salad herb.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: All Spring And Summer
- Life Cycle: Annual
- Height: 4--20 inches
- Habitat: Disturbed, Coastal, Subalpine, Meadow
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np
- Native: No