Distribution: Widely distributed east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Montana, Colorado and New Mexico.
Habitat: Sagebrush desert and shrub-steppe to ponderosa pine forests.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Deciduous, rigidly- and freely-branched shrubs, 1-2 m. tall.
Leaves wedge-shaped, 10-20 mm. long, deeply 3-lobed at the tip, greenish on the upper surface and grayish-woolly beneath.
Flowers terminal and solitary on short, lateral, leafy spurs; calyx with stalked glands and woolly hairs, tube funnel-shaped, 6-8 mm. long, the 5 lobes slightly shorter, entire, ovate-oblong; petals 5, yellow, obovate-oblong to spatulate, 6-9 mm. long; stamens 25, exerted; pistil 1.
Achene 1.5 mm. long.