Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Yukon Territory to California, east to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Moist, open forests at low to mid-elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Biennial or short-lived perennial, fibrous rooted, 2-7 dm. tall; herbage usually with long, spreading hairs.
Basal leaves oblanceolate, toothed or lobed to sometimes entire, up to 15 cm. long and 3 cm. wide; cauline leaves becoming sessile, mostly ample and clasping.
Heads 1-many; involucre 4-6 mm. high; rays pistillate, 150-400, 0.2-0.6 mm. wide, 5-10 mm. long, deep pink to white; disk corollas 2.5-3.2 mm. long, yellow; pappus of 20-30 fragile bristles.