Plants leafy-stemmed. Stems 25–85 cm, puberulent and sparsely hirsute. Leaves: basal 12–25 cm, blade strongly lyrate-pinnate to pinnate, major leaflets 1–9, sometimes alternating with minor ones, terminal leaflet slightly to much larger than major laterals; cauline 4–15 cm, stipules ± free, 10–40 × 5–35 mm, blade pinnate, 3-foliolate, or simple and 3-lobed. Inflorescences 3–18-flowered. Pedicels puberulent, less densely hirsute, eglandular. Flowers erect; epicalyx bractlets 0.5–2 mm; hypanthium green; sepals spreading but soon reflexed, 2–5 mm; petals spreading, yellow, suborbiculate, elliptic, or obovate, 2–6 mm, shorter to longer than sepals, apex rounded. Fruiting tori sessile, densely bristly, ?hairs 1–2.3 mm?. Fruiting styles geniculate-jointed, proximal segment persistent, 3–7 mm, apex hooked, glabrous, distal segment deciduous, 1–1.5 mm, glabrous or with short hairs, ?hairs shorter than diam. of style?. 2n = 42.
|Wood avens, herb bennet, clover-root, benoîte commune|