Distribution: Occurring west of the Cascades crest in southwestern Washington and in the Columbia River Gorge; southern Washington to California.
Habitat: Moist, rocky woodlands, banks, bluffs, and beaches, from the lowlands to middle elevations in the mountains.
Growth Duration: Perennial
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous perennial from a branching rhizome, 1-6 dm. tall.
Basal leaves well-developed and persistent, thick and firm, petiolate, the blade cordate, up to 7 cm. broad and long, shallowly palmately lobed, the lobes again toothed; cauline leaves several, pinnatifid, reduced upward.
Heads several in a compact, cymose cluster; involucre 5-7 mm. high, pubescent, often with a few, slender bracteoles; rays yellow.