Distribution: Occurring in the North Cascades, Olympic Mountains, and at Mt. Rainier in Washington; Alaska to Oregon.
Habitat: Arctic tundra to alpine ridges, talus slopes and rock crevices.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tufted perennial from a branched crown and short, thick rhizomes, the stems 5-20 cm. tall, with soft, gray hairs throughout.
Leaves ternate, the leaflets somewhat leathery, woolly below, strongly veined, obovate, 1-2 cm. long, coarsely dentate, the teeth rounded; cauline leaves 2, sub-sessile, only slightly reduced.
Inflorescence open, 2-5 flowered; calyx 7-11 mm. long, the 5 lobes triangular, 3.5-4.5 mm. long, equal to the alternating, oval-elliptic bracteoles; petals 5, yellow, obcordate, exceeding the sepals; stamens 20; pistils numerous, style sub-terminal, basally thickened and tapered, equal to the achene;
Achene 1 mm. long, smooth.