Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Ranunculales
Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
SYNONYMOUS WITH Flora of North America
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Leaves (3-)5-7 foliolate. Inflorescences racemose, dense, 25-50 flowered, per Flora of North America.
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Leaflet blades thin & flexible, 1-3 veined from base; teeth 6-24 [per side], per Flora of North America.
Habitat: Suburban woodlands, per Weakley's Flora
Native: northwestern North America
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IS THE PLANT "ARMED"?
Stems not armed
Odd-pinnately compound: (3)5-7 leaflets
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