Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest from central Washington south; central Washington to California, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Colorado.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, grassland, sagebrush, forest openings, and subalpine to alpines ridges.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous, glandular-puberulent perennial from a taproot, the flowering stems 5-15 cm. tall.
Basal leaves numerous, the blades 2-7 cm. long, pinnate, the leaflets over 20, deeply divided into 3-5 obovate segments 3-8 mm. long; cauline leaf 1, greatly reduced, the stipule several-lobed.
Inflorescence a congested, terminal cluster; calyx conic, yellowish, the 5 lobes deltoid-lanceolate, 3-4 mm. long, erect; petals 5, yellow, obovate to spatulate, shorter than the sepals; stamens 5, pistils 2-4.
Achenes ovoid-flattened, 2 mm. long, smooth.