Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and northern Great Plains.
Habitat: Sagebrush desert flats and slopes, ponderosa pine forest openings, and meadows near the subalpine.
Growth Duration: Biennial, Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Biennial or perennial tap-rooted herb, 1-6 dm. tall, loosely white-woolly throughout.
Leaves 2-12 cm. long, 1-3 times pinnatifid, the somewhat thick segments curled, the upper leaves less dissected than the tufted lower ones.
Heads several in a flat-topped inflorescence, rayless; involucre 7-16 mm. high, glandular, the bracts narrow and sub-equal; flowers white to pink; pappus of 10-16 hyaline scales; receptacle naked.