Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains, Great Plains, and Quebec.
Habitat: Meadows and forest openings at from middle elevations to the alpine.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Scapose, usually glabrous perennial, 1-6 dm. tall, with milky juice.
Leaves all basal, 5-35 cm. long and 1-30 mm. wide, rounded to pointed, entire, or with a few divergent teeth or lobes.
Head solitary on the scape; involucral bracts sub-equal, narrow and pointed; corollas all ligulate, burnt orange.
Achene body 5-9 mm. long, 10-nerved, abruptly narrowed to a slender beak, which is half as long to longer than the body.