Perennial with thin fibrous and thick fleshy cylindrical roots. Stems usually solitary, 10-25 cm high, appressed or spreading vinous, simple or branched in the upper part. Radical leaves with petioles 3-5 cm long, blade kidney-shaped, 15-20 x 20-30 mm, trifid to or beyond the middle, segments obovate-cuneate, toothed or crenate at the apex, lateral ones crenate-lobate to bifid, lobes rarely bifid or entire. Flowers yellow, 15-20 mm in diameter. Sepals ± 7 mm, ovate to ovate-oblong, with hyaline margins, slightly cup shaped, obtuse to subacute, densely bearded, patent. Petals 5, obovate-orbicular with big obovate-orbicular basal scale. Achenes strongly compressed, with a few hairs, inserted on a glabrous cylindrical receptacle, style short, uncinate.