Perennial, with densely branched, fibrous roots. Stem simple or with few one-flowered branches, few leafed, erect, glabrous or nearly glabrous. Basal leaves numerous, 10-35 mm, elongate elliptic to lanceolate-oblong, blade either tapering into a long or short petiole, or obliquely tru ncate at base, entire or with a few coarse apical teeth, acute, often cuneate, glabrous, often glaucous. Stem leaves sessile with scarious sheaths, palmatipartite or entire, lobes entire or with a few obtuse lobes. Peduncles in their upper part with a few long reddish-brown hairs, appressed. Flowers 12-18 mm in diameter, yellow. Sepals 4-5 mm, ovate-lanceolate, subacute or obtuse, with wide scarious margins, with reddish-brown hairs. Petals nearly twice as long as the sepals, broadly ovate. Receptacle glabrous or with a few hairs. Achenes arranged in an ovoid to subglobose-ovoid head, glabrous, inflated. Style 1.5-1.7 mm, nearly straight or the tip somewhat recurved.