Plants tight, compact mats, 1-3(-5) dm wide. Aerial flowering stems mostly erect, 0.1-2 dm. Leaf blades usually elliptic, 1-5 × 0.3-1.5 cm, densely tomentose abaxially, tomentose to floccose and greenish adaxially. Inflorescences umbellate; branches 4-20 cm. Involucres turbinate to campanulate, 3-8 mm. Flowers 3-7 mm, including 0.3-1 mm stipelike base; perianth bright yellow. 2n = 80.
|Alpine golden wild buckwheat|