Distribution: In scattered locations in Washington; widely distributed across northern half of North America.
Habitat: Disturbed areas, often where dry.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Short-lived, puberulent perennial, the stems 3-7 dm. tall, simple or sparingly branched.
Leaves pinnatifid, 2-5 cm. long, woolly beneath, with winged rachis and deeply toothed segments.
Heads solitary on long peduncles from the ends of branches; disk 12-18 mm. wide; rays 20-30, pistillate and fertile, 7-15 mm. long; receptacle chaffy throughout, its bracts narrow, with firm yellow awn tips equalling the flowers; pappus a very short crown.
Achenes quadrangular, nerved.