Prostrate, with leaf rosette. Leaves lance-shaped, irregularly lobed or entire, with winged petiole somewhat or mostly below soil, up to 5 in. long. Erect flower sessile, with a long tube that looks like a stem, 4 separated sepals supporting 4 longer, notched, yellow petals. Seed capsule oblong to nearly round, forms underground. Grows in vernal-wet meadows, woods with clay soils, bogs, at 1600–8500 ft. Subacaulis means "not much stem," referring to the stemless flower.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Early Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: Prostrate
- Habitat: Vernal Wet, East-Side Forest, Bog/Fen/Wetland
- Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Great Basin
- Native: Yes