Stems 5-15cm in height. Basal leaves one, narrowly lanceolate, about the same length and up to 4mm wide. Stem leaves one, shorter and broader, amplexicaul with a few curly hairs. Flowers one to seven, in corymbose clusters, nodding and greenish or reddish in bud, 1.5-3cm across, opening yellow. Turkey, Caucasia, Iran, Iraq, central Asia, by snow patches and shaded rocks at 1800-3650m. Related to the European G.