Description from Flora of China
Petiole 2.5–10 cm, glabrous, or sparsely or markedly pilose; leaf blade ovate, elliptic, cordate-ovate, or rarely triangular-ovate, 2.5–10 × 2–8 cm, abaxially glabrescent or very sparsely pilose on veins at base, adaxially glabrous, base truncate, rounded, subcordate, or rarely broadly cuneate, margin coarsely crenate, undulate crenate, or densely serrate, rarely slightly lobed, sometimes markedly ciliate, apex rounded. Scape 4–15 cm tall, glabrous or sometimes sparsely pilose, with 1–5 opposite or alternate, sterile bracts; bracts 3-sect with segments lanceolate, glabrous. Flower(s) 3–4.5 cm in diam. Hypanthium glabrous. Sepals pale green or often purplish, ovate-elliptic or ovate-lanceolate, apex acute to acuminate. Petals obovate-elliptic, apex rounded. Style elongated to 16 mm, pubescent, glabrous near apex. Fruiting receptacle slender, elongated to 10 mm, ca. 1 mm in diam. Achenes 3–4 mm with hairs ca. 0.5 mm. Fl. and fr. May–Aug.
Cliffs on shady slopes; 1000--1200 m. S Hebei, N Henan.