Matted from a branching caudex, the erect flowering stems 5-20 cm; lvs thick, linear-oblong, 1-2 cm נ2-4 mm, sessile, entire, sometimes ciliate, those of the flowering stems fewer but much like the others; cymes usually several-fld, often elongate; fls 5-8 mm wide, yellow, usually dotted with orange; 2n=26. Circumboreal, s. to Vt., w. N.Y., n. Mich., and B.C. June-Aug. (Leptasea a.)
Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.