Perennial, caespitose, with thick woody rootstock and scapes 10-20 cm tall, increasing up to 30 cm in fruit. Radical leaves densely rosulate, 8-12 cm long, 1-3 cm broad, 1-pinnate, 4-9-jugate, rarely almost entire; petiole usually about half as long as the lamina; lateral lobes alternate or subopposite, ovate-lanceolate, or oblong-cuneate, usually (2-) 3 (-5)-toothed towards the apex, 5-17 mm long, 2-10 mm broad, 1-3-veined, bases decurrent, lower ones smaller and distant, upper ones larger and crowded; upper most lobe largest and usually connate with the two lateral adjacent lobes, 5-veined. Scapes sparsely branched; cauline leaves very few, 1-3(-5) only, distant, much smaller, 3-6-lobed or linear. Raceme branch¬ed, each 10-20-flowered. Flowers yellow, 3-4 mm across; pedicel 2-4 mm long, increasing up to 10 mm in fruit, ascending or erect, filiform, hairy. Sepals 2-2.5 mm long, c. 1 mm broad, yellowish green with a whitish margin. Petals about twice as long as the sepals with claw as long as the sepals. Stamens c. 2:3 mm long. Siliculae elliptic, 8-10 mm long, 3.5-4 mm broad; septum 3-3.5 mm broad, slightly thickened towards the margin, membranous, not veined; seed usually 1 maturing, ovate-ellipsoid, 3-3.5 mm long, c. 2 mm broad, brown, faintly reticulated.
Type: Turkestan, Eastern Bukhara Regel (LE).
Distribution: Perhaps endemic to C. Asia (Turkestan). Likely to occur in the present area also.