Stems 5-25 cm. Basal leaves 1-2×-ternately compound, 5-25 cm, about as long as stems; leaflets green adaxially, to 9-27 mm, not viscid; primary petiolules 17-35 mm (leaflets not crowded), glabrous. Flowers nodding; sepals divergent from floral axis, greenish white, linear or lanceolate, 7-15 × 1-4 mm, apex acute to rounded; petals: spurs white, hooked, 5-8 mm, stout, evenly tapered from base, blades cream colored, oblong to elliptic, 5-12 × 3-7 mm; stamens 10-11 mm. Follicles 10-14 mm; beak 3-5 mm. 2 n = 14. Flowering summer (Jun-Jul). Rock crevices; of conservation concern; 2000-2500 m; Wyo. Aquilegia laramiensis is endemic to the Laramie Mountains.