Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; south-central British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Meadows and open woods, from the valleys to middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)
Scapose, mostly glabrous, stout perennial, 2-7 dm. tall, with milky juice.
Leaves all basal, 10-30 cm. long and 1-7 cm. wide, entire or pinnatifid.
Head solitary on the scape; involucre 2-3 cm. high, its bracts imbricate, the outer broader and blunter than the inner; corollas all ligulate, yellow.
Achene body 8-10 mm. long, tapering to a slender beak of equal length.