japonicus, a perennial of 30-70cm-in-height, inhabit sunny
grasslands in fields and mountains, with many white divaricate hairs
on stems and petioles. Radical leaves, with long petioles, are
palmately cleft in 3-5, and the lobes cleft shallowly afresh.
Flowers measure 1.5-2cm in diameter; petals are yellow and glossy.
Bloom time: April-May.