Herb, caespitose, 2-7 cm high. Leaves 5-10 mm long, obovate, spathulate to oblanceolate, entire or tri-lobed apically leaves sparsely glandu1ar-ciiatc. Scapa 1-2.5 cm long, erect, sparsely glandular, with 0-2 leaves. Flowers 1-3, bracteate. Calyx campanulate, sepals 2 mm long, oblong, obtuse, adnate below, glandular pubescent. Petals white, 5 mm long, oblong to obovate, base cuneate. Stamens longer or shorter than the sepals. Styles long, divergent.
The type variety androsacea is endemic to W. & E. Siberia. Two varieties are found in our area.