Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon:
- Broadleaf deciduous shrub or small tree, commonly 10-20(30) ft (3-6(9) m) tall, occasionally trees reported to be several times higher. Leaves opposite, palmately compound, 5-leaflets, each 10-15 cm long, 4-6 cm wide, ovate to obovate, tapering at apex and base, margin finely and often doubly serrate, dark green, pubescent when young, finally more or less hairless (glabrous). Flowers yellow, yellow-green, cream, pink or even red bell-shaped, in cluster 10-18 cm long, appearing in early spring. Fruit three-parted, smooth husk, containing usually 1 chestnut brown seed.
- Sun to part shade; best in moist, well-drained soil, grows poorly in dry soil.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 Native from Virginia to Georgia, west to Tennessee and Alabama.
- sylvatica: of the woods.