Plant clustered without stolons. Basal leaves on long stalks are thin, round, with scalloped edges and rounded lobes at base of leaf blade. Flower stalks reddish, with small scale-like bracts on midstem. The 3 lower petals have maroon veins. Grows in moist woods, subalpine meadows. Very similar V. sempervirens has runners and bearded petals.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Early Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--3 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Subalpine, Meadow, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Columbia Basin, West Gorge
- Native: Yes