Distribution: From the foothills to the tops of the Olympic Mountains in Washington, and also at high elevations in the Cascades in the vicinity of Mount Rainier.
Habitat: Open, rocky places, especilly on talus slopes.
Flowers: June - August
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glabrous perennial from a short, woody stem, 0.5-2 dm. tall.
Basal leaves well developed and persistent, up to10 cm. long including the petiole, and 3.5 cm. wide, mostly pinnatifid to lyrate-pinnatifid, but occasionally simple and cordate; stem leaves few and much reduced.
Heads several in a compact cluster; involucre 5-9 mm. high, the bracteoles few and well developed or wanting; rays 5-10 mm. long.