Leaves at the base, to about 7-8 cm long with 5-7 shallow but toothed lobes. Flower clusters open, relatively broad, to about 30 cm long, on stalks to about 1m long. Flowers 1-3 mm long, greenish red, the sepals smaller than the white petals which are 1-2 mm long; summer.
var. diversifolia (Rydb.) Rosendahl, Butters & Lakela of horticulture is of uncertain botanical status.
H. villosa Michx. is a similar plant that is occasionally sold; it differs in having more hairy leaves and flower stalks.
W North America.
Source: (2002). Saxifragaceae. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 3. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 2. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.