IUCN threat status:

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This introduced perennial plant is up to 1½' tall. It forms a rosette of leaves, from which flowering stems develop. The basal leaves are up to 3" long and 1½" across. They are usually trifoliate, although some basal leaves may be deeply 3-lobed and simple. The terminal leaflet usually has a short stalk, while the side leaflets are sessile. Their margins are often cleft or coarsely dentate. Each basal leaf has a long hairy petiole, and its upper surface often has pale white blotches. The alternate leaves of the flowering stems are smaller in size, usually ovate and shallowly lobed. They have short petioles. Both types of leaves are usually pubescent or hairy. 

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Source: Illinois Wildflowers

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