Description from Flora of China
Plants 30–70 cm, densely pubescent throughout. Stem solitary, hollow, branches few, short and stout. Basal leaves few; petioles with broadly scarious-margined sheaths; leaf blade triangular-ovate in outline, 8–10 × 8–10 cm, 2–3-ternate, pinnae sessile or subsessile; ultimate segments obovate, 1–4.5 × 0.8–2 cm, rather thick, both surfaces tomentose, more densely so on abaxial nerves, coarsely serrate or crenate, base cuneate or truncate. Leaves reduced upwards, uppermost very small, 3-lobed or toothed, petioles wholly sheathing. Synflorescence subcorymbosely branched; umbels 2.5–4 cm across; peduncles angled; bracts 6–8, linear-lanceolate; rays 10–15, subequal, 1–2 cm; bracteoles 5–7, linear-lanceolate, longer than flowers; umbellules ca. 10-flowered. Calyx teeth subulate. Petals white. Styles long, ca. 2 mm. Fruit ovoid or obovate-orbicular, ca. 4 × 3 mm, hispid; vittae large, 2–3 in each furrow, 6 on commissure. Fl. and fr. Aug–Oct.
Alpine meadows; 1900–3000 m. SW Sichuan (Huili, Miyi), Yunnan (Lufeng, Luquan, Wuding).