Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Alberta, Montana, and Wyoming.
Habitat: Wet meadows in the subalpine and alpine.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous, fibrous-rooted perennial from a short, slender rhizome, 5-30 cm. tall.
Leaves alternate, small, the basal ones sub-rotund or broadly obovate with wavy margins, on long petioles, the blades up to 2.5 cm. long and 2 cm. wide; cauline leaves few and reduced, the stem sometimes naked.
Heads usually solitary, the disk 8-15 mm. wide; involucre 5-8 mm. high, the bracts sometimes purplish-tipped; rays 7-14 mm. long, yellow.
A Packera with a large, single head growing in a wet alpine meadow is probably this species.