Distribution: Occurring in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; south-central Washington to adjacent north-central Oregon; endemic to the Columbia River Gorge.
Habitat: Dry rocky slopes and ledges.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herbs with milky juice, the stems 3-6 dm. tall, sub-glabrous or with a few long bristles.
: Leaves alternate, several, the lowermost reduced and early-deciduous, those next above the largest, up to 12 cm. long and 3 cm. wide, the middle ones well developed and only gradually reduced upward; leaves thin, often toothed, with bristly hairs on the margins, but sparsely hairy to glabrous on the surfaces.
Heads few to several in a flat-topped inflorescence; involucre 9-11 mm.high, with fine, stellate hairs and a few long bristles; corollas all ligulate, yellow