Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains.
Habitat: Shrub-steppe, grasslands, and other open areas at low to moderate elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Large perennial herb from a taproot.
All basal, large with broad or cordate bases, densely grayish hairy.
Heads solitary; top of peduncle and lower part of involucre strongly white-woolly; rays 8-25, 2.5-4 cm. long.
Look for the typically densely hairy, silvery-gray foliage and involucre bracts; leaves are all basal.