Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Alberta, Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.
Habitat: Mostly dry places in open woods, from foothills to middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herbs with milky juice from a short rhizome with fibrous roots; stems 3-10 dm. tall; herbage bristly below and often glaucous above.
Basal and lower cauline leaves 5-20 cm. long and 1-3.5 cm. wide, entire, the short petiole winged; leaves reduced and becoming sessile upward.
Achene terete, narrowed toward the base, ribbed.