Distribution: East of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington east to Idaho and Montana.
Habitat: Dry, open to wooded areas, mid- to high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Herbaceous perennial from a strong taproot, the flowering stems 5-20 cm. tall, nearly glabrous below and glandular-pubescent above.
Basal leaves numerous, the blades 3-8 cm. long, pinnate, the leaflets 19-35, less than 1 cm. long, dissected into many filiform or linear segments; cauline leaves 1-3, greatly reduced, the stipules well developed.
Inflorescence a congested, terminal cluster; calyx bowl-shaped, yellowish-green, the 5 lobes deltoid-ovate, yellowish, 2.5-3 mm. long; petals 5, yellow, elliptic to spatulate, longer than the sepals; stamens 5, pistils 4-6.
Achenes 2 mm. long, smooth.