Distribution: Both sides of the Cascades in Washington; Alaska south to California, east to Montana and Utah.
Habitat: Rocky places at moderate to high elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a freely rooting rhizome, the stems solitary or tufted, 1.5-4 dm. tall.
Cauline leaves 3-4 pairs, mostly sessile, ovate to deltoid or elliptic, irregularly toothed, the middle ones the largest, with blades 4-8 cm. long and 2-6 cm. wide.
Heads generally several, narrow, with few disk flowers; involucre 10-14 mm. high with pointed bracts, covered with stalked glands; rays about 8 or about 13, 1.5-2 cm. long; pappus straw-colored, sub-plumose.