Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades in Washington; British Columbia south to Oregon and New Mexico, east to Labrador and Virginia.
Habitat: Meadows, moist cilffs and woods, foothills to moderate elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Fibrous-rooted perennial from a short, simple crown, the stem 1-5 dm. tall, lightly woolly when young, soon glabrate except for the leaf axils.
Basal leaves long-petiolate, the blade oblanceolate to elliptic, sub-entire to serrate with rounded teeth; cauline leave alternate, more or less pinnatifid, the lower petiolate and as large as the basal, reduced upward and becoming sessile, all thin and not succulent.
Heads several, the disk 5-12 mm. wide; involucre 6-9 mm. high; rays yellow, 5-10 mm. long.