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This wildflower commonly known as Douglas meadowfoam, stands at a height not exceeding 50 centimeters. The name meadowfoam arises from the frothy appearance of an expansive meadow that is dominated with this plant at spring bloom. The leaf has five to 13 leaflets, each leaflet less than three cm in length. The leaflets are often toothed or lobed. Flowers are cup to bell-shaped, with sepals five to 15 millimeters with petals ten to 18 mm; petals ar white, yellow, or yellow with white tips. Petal veins often purple, pink, or cream; stamens are five to eight mm. Fruit is in the form of a nutlets. Smooth obovoid fruits are 2.5 to 5.0 mm in characteristic diameter.