Stems erect, 10-80 cm tall. Leaves fleshy, often glaucous, biternatisect, with irregular numbers of frequently lobed leaflets. Inflorescence terminal, manyflowered, the axis often with 1-3 lateral branches. Sepals caducous. Petals yellow. Nectary scales small, 1-1,5 mm, stipitate or· cuneate at base and varying in shape from obovate, deltoid, or sub-orbicular to laterally bilobed or inrolled, fleshy. Fruit with reticulate venation, eroding irregularly at the tip.
1. Leaf segments obovate to suborbicular; fruiting pedicels usually spreading and ripe capsules over 2 cm subsp. leontopetalum
1. Leaf segments elliptical to lanceolate; fruiting pedicels angled upwards and ripe capsules less than 2 cm subsp. ewersmannii