with sprawling decumbent stems 10-25cm high from a stout rootstock. Leaflets l-2cm long, elliptic, rhombic or deltate. Stipules 1-1.5cm long, narrowly ovate. Flowers 7-9mm long, deep yellow fading to chestnut brown, in dense globular to shortly ovoid heads, late summer. Pyrenees, Alps, Apennines, in moist stony places, usually on limestone.