3 flowers on long stalks at the top of a hairy but otherwise naked stem, with a pair of deeply lobed, green to red leafy bracts at the base of the cluster and another along the flower stalk. Each flower is 3/4 to 1″ long, generally red but may be a reddish shade of pink, purple or brown, nods down and remains bud-like when young but becomes erect and opens up after pollination.
|Season Bloom||April - June|
|Habitat||Sun; dry fields, prairies|
|Leaf Description||Basal leaves are 4" long, hairy, divided into 7 or more primary, wedge-shaped leaflets with coarse notches at the tips.|