but smaller, often beginning to bloom near ground level then extending to 10cm or more. Flowers 1.5-3.5cm wide. R.b. subsp. brevifolius has one to three basal leaves per stem and achenes 4mm long. Central Italy to Albania. Subsp. pindicus has four to ten basal leaves and achenes 3 mm long. Greece and Crete, in the mountains to 2200m.