Description from Flora of China
Herbs perennial, tufted. Stolon roots fibrous. Sterile stems erect, 1-3.5 cm. Flowering stems erect, 3-6 cm. Proximal stem leaves glaucescent, persistent, others yellowish green; leaf blade ovate-lanceolate, 4-7 × 1.2-2 mm, basal spur obtuse, apex acuminate. Cyme corymbiform, 3-5-flowered; bracts leaflike. Flowers shortly pedicellate, unequally 5-merous. Sepals yellowish green, broadly lanceolate, 4-5 × 1.2-1.8 mm, base spurless, apex acuminate. Petals yellow, lanceolate, 6-7.5 × 1.2-1.5 mm, base almost free, apex mucronate. Stamens 10; antesepalous ones 4.5-5 mm; antepetalous ones 3-3.5 mm, inserted 1.5-2 mm from petal base. Nectar scales subspatulate, ca. 0.4 mm, apex retuse. Carpels lanceolate to linear-lanceolate, 4-6 mm, base connate for 1.3-1.5 mm; ovules 6-8. Styles ca. 2 mm. Seeds narrowly oblong, minutely mammillate, winged. Fl. Aug, fr. Sep-Oct.
* Humus-rich soil in forests, rocks on shady slopes, usually with mosses; 800-2400 m. W Henan, NW Hubei, S Shaanxi.