Perennial with fibrous roots, sometimes loosely caespitose. Stems 7-20 (-25) cm high, rarely several, ascending, glabrous, except in the upper most part with appressed hairs. Basal leaves petiolate, blade ternate, cordate-suborbicular in outline, segments obovate, free to the base or rarely united near the base, sessile, cuneate, incised-lobulate or sharply incised-dentate, lobules ovate-oblong, subacute, entire or dentate again. Stem leaves few, sessile, palmatipartite, with linear, entire or incised dentate lobes. Peduncles densely strigulose in their uppermost part. Flowers solitary, 15-17 mm in diameter, yellow. Sepals 9 (-9.5) mm, ovate, dark red, with short, appressed white hairs. Petals about as long as the sepals, obovate. Achenes arranged in a subglobose to rounded ovoid head, 1.5-2 mm long, ± ellipsoidal-obovoid, inflated, glabrous. Style short, slender, slightly recurved, apically hooked.