Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Alberta, Montana, Idaho, and Nevada.
Habitat: Moist mountain valleys and open to wooded slopes, from middle elevations to the subalpine.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Slender herbaceous perennial from rhizomes, the leafless flowering stems 1.5-3 dm. tall.
Leaves all basal, long-petiolate, the blades reniform to cordate, 4-8 cm. broad, shorter than broad, glabrous to sparsely short-hairy, very shallowly and indistinctly 7- to 11-lobed and toothed.
Inflorescence an elongate raceme, strongly glandular-pubescent, 20-60 flowered; calyx saucer-shaped, 3-3.5 mm. broad, the 5 lobes triangular, about the same length as the tubular portion; petals green, 1.5-2 mm. long, pinnately divided into 5-9 filiform, often paired segments; stamens 5, opposite the calyx lobes.
Ovary almost completely inferior; carpels 2.