Sub-category: Rose family
It grows to 1 to 3 m tall, with weak arching stems often scrambling over other vegetation or rocks. The leaves are alternate, simple, 4 to 7 cm long, with a sharply serrated margin. The flowers are bright yellow, with five petals. The fruit is a dry single-seeded achene 5 mm long.
In Connecticut it is most commonly found in flower gardens and landscaping. Blooms in spring.