Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Idaho, Utah, and Arizona.
Habitat: Open, mesic areas from coastal meadows to forest openings, to the subalpine.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glandular perennial with a branched crown and rhizomes, the individual stems simple below the inflorescence, 1.5-4 dm. tall.
Leaves alternate, pinnate; leaflets 5-9, glandular-pubescent, oblong-obovate, the terminal leaflet wedge-shaped; cauline leaves few, reduced upward.
Inflorescence cymose, few-flowered, diffuse, leafy bracteate; calyx rotate, 5-parted, the segments alternating with bracteoles, 4-8 mm. long; petals yellow, broadly ovate, about equal to the sepals, ascending; stamens usually 25; pistils numerous; style thickened above the base and tapered to each end, exceeding the ovary to which it is attached well below the middle.
Achenes about 1 mm. long.