Sichuan: Kangding Xian.
Between the cities of Yajiang and Xinduqiao off highway 318; S of Gaoersi Shan at E foot of peak called "Muzei" by local person.
Alpine meadows with seepages and shrub thickets of Potentilla, Salix and dwarf Rhododendron
Wet meadow and among shrubs.Flowering/fruiting stems from massive rootstock; inflorescence varying considerably in height from plant to plant, 0.1-1 m tall; bracts yellowish, varying considerably in width, nearly round to lanceolate.
D. E. Boufford, B. Bartholomew, S. L. Kelley, R. H. Ree, H. Sun, J. P. Yue, L. L. Yue, D. C. Zhang & W. D. Zhu