Herbs, annual, biennial, or perennial, 0.5—1.5(–3) m, hairy to glabrate, hairs simple and stellate. Stems erect or ascending, glabrous or sparsely hairy, hairs both simple and stellate. Leaves: stipules persistent, lanceolate to ovate-triangular, 3–5(–8) × 3 mm; petiole 1/2 to 1 1/2 times as long as blade, pubescent in adaxial groove, otherwise glabrous; blade reniform to suborbiculate-cordate, unlobed or shallowly 3–7-lobed, sinuses to 1/2 to base, (2–)5–10(–14) × (2–)5–10(–14) cm, base cordate to ± truncate, lobes semicircular to oblong, margins crenate, apex rounded to wide-acute, surfaces glabrous or sparsely hairy, hairs simple or stellate. Inflorescences axillary, flowers solitary or in 2–4-flowered fascicles, long-stalked. Pedicels 1–2.5 cm, 1–4.5 cm in fruit, much longer than calyx, glabrous or sparsely stellate-hairy; involucellar bractlets distinct, sometimes adnate to calyx in basal 1 mm, oblong-lanceolate to elliptic or narrowly obovate, reticulate-veined, (3–)4–5(–7) × 2.5–4 mm, shorter than calyx, margins entire, surfaces glabrous, sparsely ciliate. Flowers: calyx reticulate-veined, 5–6 mm, to 10 mm in fruit, lobes incompletely enclosing mericarps, stellate-puberulent; petals pink to purple or reddish purple with darker veins, usually drying blue, (12–)16–30(–45) mm, length 2 1/2–3(–4) times calyx; staminal column 5 mm, minutely, retrorsely stellate-puberulent; style 10–12-branched; stigmas 10–12. Schizocarps 7 mm diam.; mericarps 10–12, 2–2.5 mm, margins sharp, not winged, sides thin and papery, with radiating veins, surface strongly to obscurely reticulate-wrinkled, usually glabrous, sometimes sparsely hairy. Seeds 1.5–2.2 mm. 2n = 42.
"Erect biennial, 4–10 dm, hirtellous to glabrate; lvs orbicular or reniform in outline, shallowly 3–7-lobed, the lobes broadly rounded, serrate; petioles hairy only or chiefly in a single line on the upper side; bractlets oblong to ovate or obovate; fls fascicled in the upper axils, on pedicels to 5 cm; pet red-purple, 2–2.5 cm; mature carpels rugose-reticulate on the back, glabrous or sparsely hairy; 2n=42. Native of Eurasia, escaped from cult. here and there in our range. June–Aug."
Usually biennial, up to 1.25 m tall, pubescent to glabrescent herbs. Leaves 2-4 cm long, 2-5 cm broad, 3-lobed, truncate to broadly cordate at; stipule lanceolate, scarious, c. 5 mm long, 1.5 mm broad; petiole 2-6 cm ,pilose. Flowers axillary (1-) 2-4 in fascicles; pedicel c. 2 cm long. Epicalyx segments ovate, 2-3 mm long, 1.5 mm broad. Calyx free to the middle, 3-6 mm long, glabrescent; lobes broadly triangular, 2-3 mm broad. Petals pink-purple cm long, c.1 cm broad, obovate, emarginate, claw ciliate. Staminal c. 3 mm long, stellate pubescent. Fruit glabrous, 5-6 mm across, mericarps 10-12, reticulate. Seeds brown, c. 2.5 mm long and broad.
Calyx stellate-pilose, not enlarged in fruit; lobes ovate-deltoid.
Bracts of epicalyx 2/3 the length of the calyx, oblong-lanceolate.
Flowers 2·5–5 cm. in diam., mauve-purple, or light magenta with darker purple veins, 2–5-fasciculate or in short racemes; pedicels 1–2 cm. long, glabrous or sparsely hirsute.
Leaf-lamina of basal leaves 5–10 cm. in diam., shallowly crenate, of upper leaves ± deeply 5-lobed with crenulate-serrate lobes, glabrous except for a strigose pubescence on the main veins; petiole (2) 4–9 (16) cm. long, pubescent in an adaxial groove, otherwise glabrous; stipules 5–10 × 2–5 mm. obliquely ovate, serrate, acuminate.
Erect perennial up to c. 1 m. tall; stems sparsely hirsute with simple or stellate usually spreading hairs.
Mericarps 9–11, dorsally reticulate, usually glabrous.
Petals 1·5–2 cm. long; claw barbate.
30–120 cm hoch, meist bogig aufsteigend, dicht behaart. Untere Blätter rundlich, nicht oder nur wenig geteilt, oberste meist etwa bis zur Mitte 3–7teilig, mit gerundeten, grob gezähnten Abschnitten. Blüten zu 2–6 in den Blattwinkeln. Kronblätter ro
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