Distribution: Alaska to California, east to Colorado
Habitat: Moist to moderately dry open areas and woods, mid- to high elevations in the mountains
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous, fibrous-rooted perennial from a short, woody base or rhizome, 1-5 dm. high.
Somewhat succulent, the basal ones with long petioles and mostly elliptic or sub-rotund blade, with course, rounded teeth or entire; cauline leaves few and reduced, becoming sessile on the upper stem but not clasping, about twice as long as wide, usually somewhat coarsely lobed toward their bases.
Heads several, involucres 5-7 mm. high; rays 6-12 mm. long, yellow.