Distribution: Occurring in Washington chiefly east of the Cascades crest, but also on the west side; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Mostly along stream banks and river bottoms.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stout, rhizomatous perennial, the stem 5-15 dm. tall.
Leaves alternate, lanceolate to elliptic, entire or with a few coarse teeth or lobes, 7-15 cm. long and 1-5 cm. wide, green above and white-woolly beneath.
Inflorescence a large, terminal panicle; involucre 3-4 mm. high, somewhat white-woolly; corollas all tubular, pale yellow, the outer 6-10 pistillate, the inner 10-25 perfect; receptacle naked; pappus none.