Usually branching from the base with decumbent stems 15-30cm long. Leaves 5-12cm long, pinnate or pinnatifid, somewhat fleshy and bright light green. Flowers bowl-shaped, up to 3cm or more across, the yellow petals having notched white tips, late spring to summer. California to southern Oregon in grassland and foothills woodland up to 1000m, usually where the soil is moist. L.d. var. sulphurea has entirely yellow flowers. is162 L.d. var. nivea has white flowers often with purple veins. L.d. var. rosea has flowers entirely white or with pink veins, both phases aging rose-pink.