Decumbent to ascending plant with silvery hairs. Stems 4–18 in. long with flowers at end. Basal leaves egg-shaped to oval, gradually tapering to short petiole, entire or with few teeth; stem leaves smaller. Flowers in showy clusters, with yellow, spoon-shaped petals. Seedpods ball-shaped, with long beak on end, on spreading stalks. Grows in open, gravelly or sandy soils.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 4--8 inches
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: East Gorge, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes