Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Open forest, grassland, meadows, rocky or sandy slopes, and ridges from low to middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial with 1 or 2 stems from a tap-root, 2-7 dm. tall, more or less grey-woolly throughout, with milky juice.
Basal and lower cauline leaves 1-4 dm. long, pinnatifid, with entire or dentate lobes; other leaves few and reduced.
Heads 10-60, 7-12 flowered; involucre 10-16 mm. high, finely grey-woolly, outer bracts less than half as long as the 7-8 inner ones; corollas all ligulate, yellow, 14-30 mm. long.
Achenes yellow or brownish, narrowed above.