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Plant Form: Sprawling or upright perennial herb.
Size: Up to 80 cm tall.
Stem: Hairless, sometimes with minute warty growths.
Leaves: Initially unlobed rosette with toothed edges, higher up with 3-7 narrow lobes.
Flowers: Numerous 5-petaled yellow flowers in cylindrical groupings 10-40 cm long at the top of plant.
Fruit and Seeds: Egg-shaped capsules 8-13 mm long with 3-angles and 3-toothed at tip. With 20-30 brown shiny seeds per capsule.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, croplands, roadsides, riverbanks.
Distinguishing Features: Differs from other Reseda species in having deeply multilobed leaves.