Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: Streambanks and moist fields to mountain meadows and slopes.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stiff-hairy perennial from thickened roots, the several stems branched, erect to decumbent, 2-6 dm. tall.
Leaves mostly basal, long-petiolate, the blades pinnately compound, usually with 5 irregularly toothed or lobed, pointed leaflets; cauline leaves alternate, the divisions deep, the ultimate segments linear.
Pedicels single-flowered, up to 15 cm. long; sepals 6-9 mm. long, with soft hairs, usually reflexed, often purplish-tinged, early-deciduous; petals 5, yellow, 9-18 mm. long; nectary scale glabrous, fan-shaped, 0.5-1 mm. long, the lateral margins attached along the lower third; receptacle spherical, up to 7 mm. long, hairy; stamens 50-70; pistils 20-50.
Achenes elliptic-obovate, compressed, 3.5 mm. long, smooth; stylar beak straight, 2.5-4 mm. long.