Flowers of drymocallis fissa
are light yellow in color, somewhat paler than many other cinquefoils, but otherwise similar in appearance: five rounded petals separated by five pointed greenish sepals, and a center of many stamens that become brownish when mature. Blooms are one inch in diameter. The leaves provide a better means of identification, being wider than many of the similar species, and growing in greater numbers. They, the stems and the underside of the sepals have a covering of bristly hairs. Plants branch readily and can produce many dozen flowers. This is one of the more common cinquefoil species, especially in the mountains of Colorado.