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Perennial herb from a scaly, short-branched rhizome; stems solitary to clustered, erect, sometimes branched above, moderately to densely hairy, 10-30 cm tall.
Basal leaves similar to the stem leaves, often produced on separate shoots, stalked; stem leaves 3-4 pairs (rarely 2 or 5 pairs), opposite, lanceolate to oblanceolate or egg-shaped, 3-10 cm long, 0.5-2.5 cm wide, reduced above, glabrate to glandular and hairy, short-stalked below, unstalked above, entire to coarsely toothed.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, 1-3 (rarely 5), usually erect, the bases sparsely to densely hairy and usually with short-stalked glands; involucres 9-15 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, glandular and nearly glabrous to sparsely hairy and fringed on the margins; ray flowers yellow, usually 7-10, inconspicuously toothed or rarely entire; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes 5.5-6.5 mm long, densely short-hairy throughout; pappus white, finely-barbed.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia