General: Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted, simple or slightly branched woody stem-base; stems erect, solitary or few, branched above, glabrous, 0.1-1 m tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves lanceolate to elliptic to broadly egg-shaped, stalked, 1.5-12 cm long including the stalk, 0.5-5 cm wide, toothed, glabrous or lightly woolly-hairy when young; stem leaves lanceolate, sharply incised, pinnately cut and irregularly lobed, glabrous, reduced upwards, becoming unstalked.
Flowers: Heads discoid, few to numerous in a round-topped inflorescence; involucres 7-11 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, purplish-tipped or purplish throughout, glabrous or sparsely woolly-hairy; bracteoles few, inconspicuous; discoid or rarely short and yellow; disk flowers yellow.
Fruits: Achenes oblong, faintly ribbed, glabrous; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. 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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