is a deciduous shrub inhabiting forest edges in mountainous regions,
giving various forms like standing, crawling, etc. New branches wear
dense velvety hairs; however, they disappear in a particular stage.
Leave are of alternate phyllotaxis, blades measure 4-10cm in length,
in the shape of a broad ovate, occasionally cleft in three, with
margins sharply serrated. White flowers, 1.5-2cm in diameter, bloom
facing downwards on short sprigs that emerged from previous year's
branches. There exist dense velvety hairs on petioles and sepals.
Bloom time: April-May.