Dense mats of leaves bearing erect thin stems. Leaves shiny or covered with slimy white hairs. Subsp. linearifolius has long, thin, erect leaves, flowering stems to 5 in. Subsp. primuloides has oval to round leaves in rosettes, short flower stems. Both subspecies have rigid leafless stems, single erect flowers. Flowers yellow, lobes widely spreading, tips notched, 3 lower lobes each with red dot at throat. Grows in wet seeps, edges of streams, at mid to high elevations.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: to 5 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, Bog/Fen/Wetland, Moist Riverbanks
- Found In: Wallowas, Steens, Olympic Np, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes