General: Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted short, simple or slightly branched woody stem-base, occasionally with a few short slender stolons; stems erect, solitary or sometimes several, few-branched upwards, 10-70 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate to elliptic or oblong, stalked, 2-20 cm long including the stalk, 0.4-4 cm wide, nearly entire to toothed, glabrous; stem leaves lanceolate, deeply toothed or lobed, progressively reduced upwards and becoming unstalked.
Flowers: Heads with ray and disk flowers, few to several in a clustered, flat-topped inflorescence; involucres 3-9 mm tall; involucral bracts lanceolate, green or purplish-tipped, glabrous to moderately woolly-hairy, margins translucent, hairy at tips; bracteoles few, inconspicuous; ray flowers yellow, mostly 5-10 mm long, rarely lacking; disk flowers yellow.
Fruits: Achenes oblong, ribbed, glabrous or sometimes finely hairy; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
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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