Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington south to Oregon, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Dry, open areas in the plains and foothills.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stout perennial from a taproot and crown, the 1-several stems 2-8 dm. tall; herbage sometimes sparsely gray-woolly, sometimes with yellow bristles.
Basal and lower cauline leaves 1-4 dm. long, pinnately or bi-pinnately toothed or parted, with lanceolate segments; upper leaves few and much reduced.
Heads few or many in a flat-topped inflorescence, 8-25 flowered; involucre 9-17 mm. high, covered with glandless yellow or green bristles; inner involucre bracts 6-10; corollas ligulate, yellow
Achenes olive or yellowish, narrowed to the tip.