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General: Perennial herb, mat-forming with numerous leafy stolons; stems erect, several, branched above, densely woolly-hairy, 2-15 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves spoon-shaped or oblanceolate, 1-nerved, stalked, densely white woolly-hairy, sometimes less so above, 1.0-3.5 cm long, 2.5-10 mm wide, abruptly sharp-pointed; stem leaves linear to lanceolate, long-pointed, unstalked, reduced above.
Flowers: Heads few to several in a compact, rounded cluster; involucres of 2 types, the female ones 7-11 mm tall, the involucral bracts lanceolate, the papery portion white, dull white or occasionally pinkish, blunt, woolly-hairy towards the base, the male ones similar except rounded; female flowers 5-8 mm tall, the male flowers similar.
Fruits: Achenes 0.5-1.5 mm long, glandular, warty or glabrous; pappus white with hairlike bristles, the tips narrowly dilated, 3.5-7.0 mm long.
Mesic to dry meadows, grasslands, shrublands and open forests in the lowland, steppe and montane zones; frequent in S BC east of the Coast-Cascade Mountains, infrequent on Vancouver Island, the Gulf Islands, the adjacent coast and EC BC; E to W ON and S to OK, NM, AZ, MX and E. WA. Description
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
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