Distribution: Occurring in the Olympic and Cascades mountains in Washington; Alaska to California, east to Nunavut, Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, and CO; northeastern North America; Asia.
Habitat: Uncommon above timberline in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Tap-rooted, glabrous and glaucus perennial, about 1 dm. tall, the juice milky; stems several, erect or ascending, branched or simple.
Basal leaves numerous, spatulate to orbicular, up to 8.5 cm. long including the petiole, and 2.5 cm. wide.
Heads several, narrow, erect, 9-12 flowered; involucre cylindric, 8-13 mm. high, its outer bracts less than half as long as the 9-11 inner ones; corollas all ligulate, yellow, 7-9 mm. long and 1.25-1.5 mm. wide.
Achenes 4-7 mm. long, golden brown, with 10-13 ribs.