Forms small mats from spreading roots. Leaves horizontal to ground, nearly round, deeply divided into 3-lobed leaflets. Yellow flowers single on light brown stems have maroon veins on the 3 lower petals. The upper 2 petals have maroon backs. The 2 side petals are sparsely bearded. Grows in deep duff or sandy to gravelly soil in mixed woodlands at low to high elevations.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Spring
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--8 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: West Gorge, East Gorge, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes