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Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted short rhizome; stems erect or ascending, solitary, simple or rarely branched above, 5-25 cm tall, glabrous, purplish.
Basal leaves nearly circular, rounded or kidney-shaped, long-stalked, 2-7 cm long including the stalk, 0.3-1.5 cm wide, nearly entire to coarsely toothed or sometimes lobed, glabrous, purplish; stem leaves few and reduced, spoon-shaped to lanceolate, purplish, uppermost reduced to entire, purplish-tipped bracts.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, usually solitary, rarely 2; involucres 8-14 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate with long-pointed tips, purplish, glabrous; bracteoles few, purplish-tipped; ray flowers yellow or yellow-orange, 6-12 mm tall; disk flowers orange.
Achenes oblong, ribbed, glabrous; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia