Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east across North America to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Meadows and open slopes, from the lowlands to the alpine.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Aromatic, rhizomatous perennial, 3-19 dm. tall, simple up to the inflorescence, white-woolly at least above.
Leaves 3-11 cm. long, lanceolate or lance-elliptic and entire to deeply lobed, the lobes sometimes toothed, up to 1 cm. wide excluding the lobes, white-woolly beneath and often above as well.
Inflorescence paniculate, ample or narrow; involucral bracts imbricate, dry, 2.5-4.5 mm. high; corollas all tubular, yellowish, fertile, the outer ones pistillate, 5-12, the inner perfect, 6-45; receptacle naked; pappus none.