Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, Great Lakes region, and northeastern North America.
Habitat: Open areas from low elevations to alpine slopes.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Spreading to erect shrub 1-10 dm. tall, the young branches silky, becoming glabrous and reddish-brown, the bark shredding.
Leaves small and numerous, the leaf blades pinnately 5-foliate, the leaflets crowded, 10-20 mm. long, linear to narrowly elliptic-oblong, entire, gray-silky.
Flowers single in the leaf axils or in terminal clusters of 3-7; calyx saucer-shaped, soft-hairy, the 5 lobes 4-6 mm. long, ovate-triangular, spreading; calyx bracteoles narrowly lanceolate, slightly longer than the sepals; petals 5, yellow, oval, spreading, 8-13 mm. long; stamens 25-30; pistils numerous, the style slender at the base but thickening upward, twice as long as the hairy ovary, attached about mid-length.
Achene ovoid, light brown, 1.5-1.8 mm. long, with white, stiff hairs.