General: Perennial, white-woolly throughout, 1-6 dm. tall, usually several-stemmed from the base. Leaves: Leaves variable, 1-8 cm. long, entire to pinnatifid or ternate. Flowers: Heads solitary on long peduncles; involucre 6-12 mm. high, the bracts broad, erect and keeled; rays 8-13, yellow, 5-20 mm. long; disk flowers yellow; pappus a toothed crown, or a few chaffy scales. Fruit: Achenes slender, 4-angled.
Common on both sides of the Cascades from British Columbia to California, east to Utah
- Dry, open, often rocky areas at low to mid-elevations
Use Wildlife: Butterflies - attracts orange sulfur red admiral comma and skipper butterflies