Stems 2-5cm in height. Basal leaves solitary, linear, to 1.5cm wide. Stem leaves solitary, filiform. Flowers solitary or in pairs, bright yellow, reddish in bud, 1.5-2.5cm across, the inner tepals narrowly diamond-shaped, the outer three narrowly ovate. Turkey, Iraq, Iran, in damp mossy ground often by late snow patches. Allied to G. chlorantha.