Life form: Annual plants which survive the unfavourable season in the form of seeds and completes its life-cycle during favourable seasons; therophytes
Stems: Erect herb, branched, growing up to 60 cms high
Leaves: Alternate (one leaf per node), dissected, dissected twice or more, dentate or serrate
Flowers: Single flower, 5-8 red petals, black center
Fruits: Apocarpic fruit; cluster of green achenes, which grow up to 3-4mm each. Achenes are "monocarpellate" (formed from one carpel).