Perennial 12—24 cm tall. Stem underground, bulbiferous. Leaflets 5—15 mm long, 10 - 30 mm broad, often mottled purplish red; margin and lower surface pilose. Petiole up to 25 cm long. Scapes 1—5, up to 17 cm long, slender. Flowers 2—12, subumbellate. Sepals 5—7 mm long, lanceolate, tip with a reddish brown callus. Petals 15 20 mm long, yellow. Filament glabrous. Fruiting rare.