Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in the Olympic Mountains and southward in Washington; Washington to California.
Habitat: Moist to fairly dry, sandy, open areas at middle elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)
Perennial usually from a rhizome, 3-8 dm. tall, amply leafy, covered with stiff, short, blunt hairs.
Leaves entire or coarsely toothed, the lower ones up to 20 cm. long including the petiole, and 3.5 cm. wide, the middle and upper leaves sessile, narrowly lanceolate to oblong.
Heads 1-several, the disk 12-20 mm. wide; involucral bracts loose, pointed, sub-equal, with conspicuous stiff, white hairs on the lower half, and glands on the upper portion; rays 45-80, pistillate, 10-15 mm. long and 2-3 mm. wide, white to pink-purple; disk corollas 3-4 mm. long, yellow; pappus simple.
Achenes usually 2-nerved.