Distribution: East of the Cascades, Washington to California, east to Montana and New Mexico.
Habitat: Dry, open places from the foothiils to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Flowers: May - July
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial with 1-3 stems from a taproot, 2-7 dm. tall, the herbage usually covered with fine, grey, woolly hairs, the juice milky.
Basal and lower cauline leaves 1-4 dm. long, pinnately lobed, mostly with broad central rachis, the lobes entire or sometimes toothed or cleft; upper leaves few and reduced.
Heads numerous, 20-200, cylindric, 5-10 flowered; involucre 8-16 mm. high, glabrous, the outer bracts less than half a long as the 5-7 inner ones; corollas 10-18 mm. long, all ligulate and yellow.
Achenes yellow or brownish.