in A. A. Grossheim, Fl. Kavkaza 4: 328. 1934.
Plants medium-sized, darkish green, sometimes reddish tinged, to 40 cm. Stems ± appressed-hairy. Leaves: stipules green or slightly purplish tinged, turning brown; blade orbiculate, 7–9-lobed, margins undulate, basal sinuses appearing closed, basal lobes overlapping, middle lobes rounded, as long as or longer than their half-widths; incisions relatively short to long; teeth ± connivent, slightly asymmetric, apex acute, abaxial surface with nerves hairy throughout, internerve regions glabrous or densely hairy throughout, adaxial glabrous or hairy only on folds. Inflorescences: primary branches densely hairy; peduncles hairy or glabrous. Pedicels glabrous. Flowers: epicalyx bractlet lengths equal to slightly longer than sepals (usually almost as wide); epicalyx segments and sepals patent after flowering, giving appearance of an 8-point star; hypanthium usually shorter than sepals, glabrous. Achenes exserted from discs (distinctly longer than hypanthia).
Phenology: Flowering late Jun–Aug.
Habitat: Grasslands, often near sea shores
Elevation: 0–50 m
Introduced; N.B., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), N.S., sw Asia (Caucasus), sw Asia (e Turkey)
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