Perennial herbaceous plant with thick creeping rhizome and low stem (3-8 cm), lanceolate leaves and yellow flowers. Blooms in May-June.
It occurs in the forest-steppe and steppe zones of Western, Central and Eastern Siberia. Grows in steppe meadows, edges of birch forests, along river banks.
In folk medicine, the rhizome is used as a means of regulating menstruation. In Tibetan medicine, a rhizome called “bu-shel-chi” is part of hemostatic fees and is used in powder form for sepsis and all kinds of infections.