Perennial herb with a reddish-purple densely leafy stem. Leaves lanceolate, hairy underneath. The flowers are yellow, collected in an umbrella-shaped inflorescence. Seeds are reddish-brown.
Distributed in the forest and forest-steppe zones of Siberia and the Far East. It grows more often in pine forests, in mixed aspen and birch forests and in pegs. Honey plant.
Medicinal raw material is the rhizome. The plant contains tannins.
In folk medicine, an infusion of rhizomes is used as an astringent and hemostatic agent, leaves – as a wound healing agent.