Acaulescent perennial from a simple caudex. Herbage glabrate or sparsely strigose. Leaves linear-oblanceolate, pinnately lobed below 5–25 cm long. Flowers light yellow, drying pinkish; hypanthium 3–10 cm long; sepals 6–12 mm long, free or remaining united at tips; petals 1–3 cm long; stigma lobes ca. 3 mm long. Capsule erect, ovoid, 4-ribbed, 1–3 cm long, glabrate to strigose (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 pensylvanicus
and Bombus impatiens
(Colla and Dumesh 2010).