One to five pale to golden yellow flowers hang at end of a stalk that grows from between two broadly lanceolate basal leaves. Flowers six lanceolate petal-like segments 1-2 in (2.5-5 cm) long that curve back behind base of flower. Height: 6-12 in (15-30 cm).
Sagebrush slopes and mountain forest openings, often near melting snow.
Southern British Columbia to northern Oregon; east to western Colorado, Wyoming, and western Montana.