Distribution: Olympic and Cascade mountains in Washington; scattered from Alaska south to Colorado in the Rocky Mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial with slender, fibrous roots; stems several, slender, ascending to erect, not nodally rooting, 1- or 2-flowered, scape-like, 3-9 cm. tall.
Basal leaves petiolate, the blades glabrous, 1-2 cm. long, cordate or reniform to ovate and rounded at the base, from 3-lobed to deeply dissected into 7-13 oblong segments.
Pedicles up to 6 cm. long; sepals 5, spreading to reflexed, 2.5-4.5 mm. long, yellowish-green but purplish tinged; petals 5, yellow, 3.5-5 mm. long, short-clawed; nectary scale 0.5 mm. long, the lateral margins forming a pocket, the tip truncate; receptacle ovoid-cylindric, up to 7 mm. long; stamens 20-50; pistils 30-80; stylar beak 0.5 mm. long, recurved.
Achenes 2-2.5 mm. long, obliquely ovate.