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All information gathered first-hand, since 1995

Flowers. May-June

Flower. The red flower petals tend to be spread out rather than be cupped, and the central carpels are surrounded by a ring of red-stalked yellow stamens.

Leaves. Has 17-30 narrow leaflets, sometimes partly divided, smooth above and hairy beneath.

Habitat. Meadows, bushy areas and grassy scrub; frequently cultivated.