Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California.
Habitat: Moist meadows and drier slopes from the lowlands to middle elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Usually glabrous perennial with milky juice and a thickened root, the stem 1-8 dm. tall.
Leaves mostly near the base, entire to deeply laciniate-pinnatifid.
Heads solitary or terminating the elongate, naked branches; involucre 12-25 mm. high, the bracts variable, from narrow and tapered to broad and acuminate, imbricate; corollas all ligulate, yellow; pappus of about 10 barbellate awns, these chaffy-flattened for about 1-2 mm. at the base.
Achenes 5-6 mm. long, narrowed upward, but not beaked.