GROWTH HABIT: Perennial, erect to 12 inches tall.
LEAVES: Lance-shaped, hairy, leaves are basal, occasionally 1 to 2 small leaves on stem.
STEMS: Erect, bristly, terminate, in an umbel of flower heads.
FLOWER: 5 to 30 per plant, red-orange, petals with notched tips.
OTHER: Entire plant contains a milky juice.