Flowering stems ascending to decumbent, 5-20cm long, radiating like the spokes of a wheel. Leaves up to 7cm long, elliptic to rounded, densely silvery-grey downy. Flowers on curving pedicels, about 1cm across, rich bright yellow. Seed pods obovoid with flattened margins, 4- 6mm long. Oregon and California to Idaho and Utah, from sagebrush slopes to alpine rocks.