A glabrous herb with a well developed rhizome, creeping with fibrous roots and apically with white, ± fleshy and overlapping scales. Leaves dark green above, pale below. Petiole of radical leaves 4.5-11.0 cm long. Cauline leaves usually solitary. Leaflets 3-segmented; segments 3-6 x 2-6.5 cm, obtusely lobed. Flowering stem unbranched, 15-48 mm long, slender. Flowering heads 5-7 mm broad, globose, bearing a cluster of 4 lateral and 1 terminal flower. Calyx ovate, c. 1 mm long, half cleft; lobes 3-4 in number, obtuse, less than 1 mm long. Corolla rotate, greenish, 4-5-lobed; lobes suborbicular to oblong, ± 2.6 mm long, nervose. Stamens as many as the corolla lobes and alternating with them; each filament bearing half an anther; anthers yellow, less than 1 mm long. Drupe ± 5.5 mm broad, subglobose. Seeds 4-5, oblong, flat, 3-3.5 mm long, glabrous.