Distribution: East of the Cascade crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Shrub-steppe and foothills to higher elevations in forest openings.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Biennial or perennial tap-rooted herb, 1-6 dm. tall, loosely white-woolly throughout.
Leaves 2-12 cm. long, 1-3 times pinnatifid, the somewhat thick segments curled, the upper leaves less dissected than the tufted lower ones.
Heads several in a flat-topped inflorescence, rayless; involucre 7-16 mm. high, glandular, the bracts narrow and sub-equal; flowers white to pink; pappus of 10-16 hyaline scales; receptacle naked.