Distribution: Widely distributed on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.
Habitat: Dry, open, often rocky areas at low elevations to the subalpine.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial, white-woolly throughout, 1-6 dm. tall, usually several-stemmed from the base.
Leaves variable, 1-8 cm. long, entire to pinnatifid or ternate.
Heads solitary on long peduncles; involucre 6-12 mm. high, the bracts broad, erect and keeled; rays 8-13, yellow, 5-20 mm. long; disk flowers yellow; pappus a toothed crown, or a few chaffy scales.
Achenes slender, 4-angled.