Stems 4-6 dm; lvs lanceolate, 2-5 cm wide, deeply pinnatifid, the lance-oblong segments again shallowly pinnatifid; cal subequally 5-lobed, the lobes oblong, foliaceous, 4-6 mm, erose; cor yellow, 16-20 mm, the galea with 4 very short teeth near the tip. Banks of rivers, typically in fairly wet but well drained soil, along with Alnus viridis; St. John R. valley, Me. and N.B. July, Aug.
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