Stems: caudex 1.5-3.5 cm, with few or no persistent leaf bases. Basal leaf blades obovate to broadly oblong, distally 5-9-lobed or sometimes 3-parted with lateral segments again lobed, 1.4-4.1 × 1.4-3.3 cm, base obtuse or rounded, middle segment unlobed, ultimate segments and sinuses acute or acuminate. Flowers: petals 9-16 mm. Flowering late spring-summer (Jun-Aug). Alpine meadows; 2000-3500 m; B.C.; Ariz., Idaho, Mont., Utah, Wyo.