Stems to 25cm in length. Leaves to 20cm long, long-stalked, bipinnate, with intercalary leaflets, silvery-silky on both surfaces, bluntly toothed. Flowers two to seven, 2cm across, unblotched. Female flowers sulphur-yellow with faint reddish veining and purple pistils. Male flowers erratically produced, pale cream (near white) to clear pale yellow, unveined, with pinkish anthers. A beautiful plant, which in cultivation hybridises with related species. Central and Southern Greece, in open, stony, limey habitats.