Description from Flora of China
Potentilla adpressa (Bunge) Cardot; P. bifurca Linnaeus var. unijuga Th. Wolf; P. lindenbergii Lehmann; Sibbaldia minutissima Kitamura; Sibbaldianthe adpressa (Bunge) Juzepczuk.
Herbs perennial. Roots much branched, long, slender, woody. Flowering stems low, tufted, 1.5–12 cm tall, sericeous-strigose. Radical leaves 1.5–7 cm including petiole; stipules dark brown, membranous, abaxially subglabrous; petiole sericeous-strigose; leaf blade pinnate with 2 pairs of leaflets, sometimes 3-foliolate; terminal leaflet oblanceolate or obovate-oblong, base cuneate, rarely broadly so, apex truncate and (2 or)3-serrate, rarely entire; lateral leaflets lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 0.5–2 cm × 1.5–6 mm, abaxially sericeous-strigose, adaxially sparsely appressed pilose or subglabrous, base cuneate, decurrent and adnate to the rachis in apical pair of leaflets, margin entire, apex acute; cauline leaves 1 or 2, resembling radical ones; stipules green, lanceolate, herbaceous. Inflorescence cymose and several flowered or a solitary, terminal flower. Flowers 5-merous, 6–10 mm in diam. Sepals triangular-ovate, apex acute; epicalyx segments long elliptic, slightly shorter or longer than sepals, abaxially sparsely sericeous-strigose, apex rounded or acute. Petals yellow or white, obovate-oblong. Stamens ca. 10, slightly shorter than or equaling sepals. Style sub-basal. Achenes markedly rugose. Fl. and fr. May–Aug.
Meadows on mountain slopes, sandy river banks, gravels, field margins; 600--4200 m. Gansu, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Nei Mongol, Qinghai, Xinjiang, Xizang [Mongolia, Nepal, Russia].