Distribution: Occurring in the Olympics and Cascades mountains in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to Alberta, south to Colorado.
Habitat: Mountain meadows and rocky slopes, alpine and subalpine.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a short, woody, branching base and creeping rhizomes, the several stems erect, 3-15 cm. tall, the herbage covered with short, fine, stalked glands.
Leaves oblanceolate to spatulate or oblong, the basal ones 1.5-7 cm. long and 4-12 mm. wide, the cauline leaves ample, only slightly reduced.
Heads solitary, cup-shaped; involucre 6-12 mm. high, its bracts sub-equal, green or somewhat papery, often purplish; rays 13-35, 6-ll mm. long, yellow and pistillate; disk flowers numerous, yellow.