General: Perennial herb from a deep taproot and woody stem-base; stems ascending, few to several, minutely glandular and short-woolly, 20-80 cm tall.
Leaves: 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.
Flowers: 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.
Fruits: Achenes glabrous, 7-8 mm long; pappus lacking.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2017. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
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