Perennial herbaceous plant with woody rhizome and longish fusiform root; stems emerge from the rhizome, erect or ascending, 15-30 cm tall, densely white-tomentose, basal, leaves on long petioles, drying out by the time of flowering, palmate-five dissected; stem leaves numerous, on short petioles, upper sessile, all leaves white-tomentose below, green above; stipules are lanceolate. Flowers in corymbose-calf inflorescence, on pedicels, medium-sized, within 1 cm in diameter, calyx and petals share 5; petals obovate, notched at apex, slightly longer than sepals, yellowish; seeds are wrinkled. Blooms from June to September.
It occurs in upland meadows, hills, in light pine forests, less often on fallow lands.
The herb is used for medicinal purposes. It is part of the Zdrenko mixture, which is used in the treatment of bladder papillomatosis and anacid gastritis.
In folk medicine, they drink a decoction of herbs for stomach pains, colds, pulmonary tuberculosis, high blood pressure, rheumatism, women’s diseases, sexually transmitted diseases, hernia, for myositis (muscle inflammation), diseases caused by weight lifting, gargle; ointment from grass powder with pork fat is used for furunculosis, stretching of the veins, tumors.
Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of herbs in a glass of boiling water, insist in a hot place (bath) for 2 hours. Take 1/4 cup 4 times every day 30 minutes before meals or 1/2 cup 3 times every day.