Distribution: Introduced chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington; widely distributed throughout much of North America.
Habitat: Dry, open areas at low elevation and foothills.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Coarse, bushy perennial from deep rhizomes, 4-8 dm. tall, finely loose white-woolly throughout.
Lower cauline leaves up to 15 cm. long by 4 cm. wide, often few lobed; other leaves numerous, smaller, entire or with a few teeth.
Heads numerous, terminating the branches; involucre pale yellow-green, 9-15 mm. high, the middle and outer bracts broad, glabrous, with rounded hyaline tips, the inner bracts narrower and tapering, with hairy tips; flowers purple; pappus bristles 11 mm. long; receptacle densely bristly.