Plants forming soft mats; caudex elongated, elastic (creeping). Basal leaves: petiole differentiated from blade (sometimes weakly); blade oblanceolate to obovate. Anthers 1-1.5 mm. Fruits 1.7-3 mm wide. Flowering Jun-Jul. Gravelly or rocky limestone; 2300-3500 m; Nev. Subspecies confluens is found at or above timberline in the Grant, Quinn Canyon, and Schell Creek ranges.