Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in central Washington; central Washington to California.
Habitat: Dry slopes, sagebrush, and forest openings from the foothills to middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Endangered in Washington (WANHP)
Pollination: Bees, butterflies, flies, beetles, apomixis?
Perennial with 1-3 stout stems from a tap-root, 1-3 dm. tall, with milky juice.
Leaves covered with short, often glandular hairs; basal and lower cauline leaves 1-2 dm. long, pinnatifid with dentate segments, the mid-rib strongly reddish; upper leaves few and reduced.
Heads 2-22, on stout peduncles which are expanded toward the apex, 11-40 flowered; involucre 14-21 mm. high, lightly white-woolly and strongly glandular on short, stiff, pointed hairs; longer inner bracts 8-14; corollas ligulate, yellow, about 2 cm. long.
Achenes brown or yellowish, narrowed above.