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This adventive perennial plant is ½–2' long, branching occasionally in the upper half. The lower stem of this plant has a tendency to sprawl along the ground in the absence of supportive vegetative, otherwise it is more or less erect. Both the lower and upper stems are glabrous, angular, and somewhat succulent. The alternate leaves are up to 5" long and 2" across, becoming smaller as they ascend the stems. They are glabrous, pinnately lobed, and oblong-ovate or lanceolate-ovate in outline; the terminal lobe is often broader than the other lobes. The margins of these leaves are bluntly dentate, shallowly lobed, or undulate.

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