Distribution: Alaska and Yukon, south to the Olympic Mountains and the northern mountains in Wyoming; reported in Okanogan County, but otherwise not known in the Cascades.
Habitat: Wet meadows, grassy alpine slopes and rich northern woods.
Flowers: July - August
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Fibrous-rooted perennial from a short rhizome, without pubescence by flowering time.
The lowermost leaves well developed, 5-20 cm. long and 8-30 mm. wide, the oblanceolate blade tapering to the petiole; cauline leaves few, strongly reduced upward, becoming sessile toward the top of the stem.
Heads 3-21 in a compact inflorescence; involucre 5-8 mm. high, the bracts very conspicuously black-tipped, about 13, rarely 21; bracteoles narrow but well developed, also black tipped; disk 8-13 mm. wide; rays 7-15 mm. long, yellow.