Stems prostrate, sometimes rooting nodally, glabrous. Roots thickened basally, glabrous. Proximal cauline leaf blades narrowly to broadly ovate, 1.2-4 × 0.7-2 cm, base rounded, truncate or sometimes obtuse, margins entire or denticulate, apex obtuse or acute. Inflorescences: bracts ovate or sometimes lanceolate. Flowers: receptacle glabrous; sepals 5, spreading or reflexed from near base, 2-4 × 1-3 mm, glabrous; petals 5-6, 4-6 × 2-4 mm; nectary scales glabrous. Heads of achenes hemispheric, 2-3 × 3-4 mm; achenes 1.2-2 × 1.2-1.4 mm, glabrous; beak lanceolate to subulate, straight or curved, 0.6-0.8 mm. Flowering spring-summer (May-Jul). Damp soil of meadows and stream banks; 900-3300 m; Calif., Oreg. Ranunculus gormanii is restricted to middle elevations in the Klamath and southern Cascade Mountains.