Stems 3-7 dm, the upper part, pedicels, and sep densely gray-hirsute with stout spreading hairs commonly 1-2 mm; cauline lvs commonly 1-2 dm, half to two-thirds as wide, pinnately divided to near the midvein, the segments usually 7 or 9, spreading at nearly right angles, the apex and the few coarse teeth broadly acute or obtuse; infl dense at anthesis; cor white or pinkish, 8-13 mm, lobed to about the middle; stamens and style long-exsert. Rich moist woods; O. to Ill., s. to w. Va., N.C., and Ala. May, June.
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.
Infrequent in most parts of the state, although there are no records from the northwestern part. It prefers deep humus and is usually found on the slopes of deep ravines, generally associated with beech. My Dearborn County specimen no. 5697 has purplish flowers, the corolla glabrous without, the calyx lobes scarcely dilated at the base and short pubescence on these lacking or nearly so.