Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California.
Habitat: Open woods and dry, open places at low elevations.
Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)
Several-stemmed, robust perennial from a taproot, 2-7 dm. tall, thinly white-woolly throughout.
Basal leaves more or less tufted, narrowly oblanceolate, the blade 1-5 cm. long and 3-7 mm. wide, entire to sub-pinnately lobed, petiolate; other leaves few, stongly reduced upward, becoming bract-like.
Heads several in an open, somewhat flat-topped inflorescence; involucre 6-10 mm. high; rays 6-13 mm. long, yellow.