Plants 4–12 cm. Stems erect or decumbent, mostly buried, not much elongated by end of season, canescent to tomentose. Leaves: basal: 1–6; petiole 4.6–9.5 cm, tomentose; blade purplish abaxially, gray adaxially, ovate, oblong, or orbiculate, 1.1–5 × 1–3.4 cm, base attenuate, often oblique, margins coarsely repand-dentate to irregularly crenate or shallowly and irregularly serrate, apex acute to obtuse, surfaces tomentose; cauline: petiole 1.5–5.5 cm, tomentose; blade ovate to ovate-lanceolate, 1.3–3.7 × 0.7–2 cm, length 0.8–1.4 times width, base attenuate, sometimes oblique, margins usually irregularly serrate, sometimes entire and undulate, apex usually acute, surfaces tomentose. Peduncles 2.4–10.5 cm, tomentose. Lowest petals 8–13 mm. Capsules 4–7 mm. Seeds medium brown, 2.5–2.9 mm. Flowering Apr–Jun. Pinyon-juniper woodland, sagebrush (Great Basin); 1000–2300 m; Calif., Nev.