Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern Alaska to northern California.
Habitat: Sphagnum bogs and wet meadows in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Sensitive in Washington (WANHP)
Glabrous, scapose perennial with milky juice, the stem 1-5 dm. tall.
Basal leaves elongate, entire or with a few backward-pointing teeth, 5-25 cm. long and 2-12 mm. wide, gradually tapering to the apex.
Heads solitary, the involucre bell-shaped, 10-13 mm. high, with a row of short bracts around the involucre bracts; flowers all ligulate, yellow, perfect; pappus of brownish, barbellate capillary bristles that are thickened and united at the base.
Achenes columnar, truncate, 5-6 mm. long, about 10-ribbed.