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Perennial herb from a short, stout rhizome, stolons present; stolons mat-forming; stems erect, sticky-hairy or somewhat woolly-hairy, exuding milky juice when broken, 25-40 cm tall.
All or mostly basal, well-developed, persistent, tawny-woolly above, densely hairy beneath, the hairs starlike, 2-13 cm long, 0.6-2 cm wide; stem leaves lacking or 1-many, reduced upwards, narrowly elliptic, entire or nearly so; leaves of the stolons similar but smaller.
Heads with strap-shaped flowers, solitary or rarely 2; involucres 7-11 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, short, coarsely hairy with black, sometimes gland-tipped hairs and occasionally long, bristly hairs; ray flowers yellow, the outer ones often with a reddish tinge on the outer surface.
Achenes ribbed, narrowed at the base, 1.5-2 mm long; pappus tawny.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia