Distribution: British Columbia to California, east base of the Cascades to the coast.
Habitat: Sand and gravel bars along rivers, low to moderate elevations.
Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)
Perennial from a woody base, the several stems 2-5 dm. tall, covered with fine glands.
Lowermost leaves reduced and early-deciduous, the others uniformly distributed along the stem, entire, sessile, oblong to lance-ovate, 2-5 cm. long and 5-15 mm. wide.
Heads several to many in a somewhat flat-topped inflorescence; involucre 10-12 mm. high, its bracts imbricate, with transparent margins, tapering to a sharp point; corollas all tubular, yellow; inner pappus of capillary bristles, outer pappus of obscure scales.