© Larry Halverson (Photo ID #58499)
Perennial herb from a deep taproot and woody stem-base; stems ascending, few to several, minutely glandular and short-woolly, 20-80 cm tall.
Basal leaves long-stalked, the blades mostly triangular, 10-50 cm long, 10-20 cm wide, silvery, especially beneath, with fine, close, felt-like woolly hairs, green with age, entire; stem leaves several, lanceolate to spoon-shaped, greatly reduced.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary (rarely few), the disk 2.5 cm or more, the lateral heads, if present, smaller; involucral bracts lanceolate to oblong-lanceolate, slightly woolly, the outer ones 1-2.5 cm long and herbaceous, exceeding the inner ones; ray flowers 8-25, commonly 13 or 21 in a terminal head, yellow, 2.5-4.0 cm long, soon deciduous; disk flowers 6-8 mm long, yellow.
Achenes glabrous, 7-8 mm long; pappus lacking.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present from Spring to Summer
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(5), BG(157), ESSF(32), ICH(20), IDF(580), MS(66), PP(304)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013