Distribution: Widely distributed throughout Washington; British Columbia south to California, chiefly in the Cascade-Sierra Nevada region.
Habitat: Mostly dry places in open woods, foothills to moderate or sometimes higher elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial herbs with milky juice from a short rhizome with fibrous roots; stems 3-10 dm. tall; herbage bristly below and often glaucous above.
Basal and lower cauline leaves 5-20 cm. long and 1-3.5 cm. wide, entire, the short petiole winged; leaves reduced and becoming sessile upward.
Achene terete, narrowed toward the base, ribbed.