Distribution: In scattered locations in western Washington; widespread in eastern North America.
Habitat: Waste ground, disturbed forest understory, and near areas of garden cultivation.
Origin: Introduced from Eurasia
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Rhizomatous perennial, 0.5-5 dm. tall, with large basal leaves and scaly-bracted stem, the scales purplish.
Leaves basal, long-petioled, developing well after the flowering stems, the blade cordate to sub-obicular, with deep, narrow sinus, toothed and shallowly lobed, 5-20 cm. long and wide, green and glabrous above, permanently white-woolly below.
Heads solitary, large; involucre 8-15 mm, its bracts herbaceous, in a single series and equal; rays pistillate and fertile, pale yellow, numerous, short and narrow; disk flowers yellow, perfect but sterile; pappus of capillary bristles.