Stems ascending, 10–30 cm. Leaves all cauline, 2–6 cm long, oblanceolate, pinnately lobed and dentate, the apical lobe similar to the lateral, petiolate to sessile above. Vestiture of sparse, globose hairs on stem and lower leaf surfaces. Petals yellow, 3–5 mm long. Fruit an oblong, slightly curved silicle 4–7 × 1.5–2.5 mm, glabrous; style 0.9–1.5 mm long; pedicels spreading, 4–9 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Moist to wet, sandy or gravelly soil along streams, ponds, lakes; plains, valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
The following animal species have been reported as pollinators of this plant species or its genus where their geographic ranges overlap: Bombus rufocinctus
(Thorp et al. 1983).