Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest and in the Olympic Mountains in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Moist meadows from middle elevations to the alpine.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Pollination: Apomixis, bumblebees, butterflies
Perennial from freely rooting rhizomes, 2-6 dm. tall.
Cauline leaves 3-4 pairs, sessile, only slightly reduced upward, lanceolate to narrowly ovate or elliptic, irregularly dentate to entire.
Heads few or solitary; involucre 10-16 mm. high, the bracts pointed, long-hairy at the base; rays 12-18, 1.5-2.5 cm. long; pappus tawny, sub-plumose.