Perennial with ± fleshy, thickened or thin fibrous roots. Stems several, branching diffuse, sometimes prostrate and rooting at the nodes, covered with spreading to retrorse hairs. Basal and lower most stem leaves on long slender petioles up to 8 (-10) cm long, blade ternate, ovate in outline, primary segments shortly stalked, broadly ovate, acute, sometimes the central one deeply 3-lobed, the lateral ones bilobed or all only coarsely serrate-dentate, teeth acute, with appressed hairs on the darker upper and the dull green lower surface. Middle and upper stem leaves divided only to 2/3 or 3/4, otherwise similar to other leaves but smaller. Flowers white (or pale yellow?) small, 8-15 mm in diameter. Sepals 3-6 mm, ovate-lanceolate, 3-veined, with long patent hairs, membranous for the greater part. Petals oblong or narrowly obovate-oblong, without a claw. Receptacle short, glabrous. Carpels 1.5-2 mm, compressed, ovate, with a distinct broad margin, glabrous, usually granular on both sides. Style short, flattened, triangular, sometimes slightly incurved.