General: Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted, simple or slightly branched woody stem-base; stems erect, solitary or several, simple or few-branched above, glabrous or nearly so, 10-50 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves thick, succulent, elliptic, egg-shaped or nearly round, stalked, 1.5-10 cm long including the stalk, 1-4 cm wide, glabrous to sparsely white woolly-hairy, toothed; stem leaves similar, lanceolate, variously toothed, cleft or lobed, progressively reduced upwards, becoming unstalked.
Flowers: Heads discoid, solitary to several at the tips of stems or branches; involucres 6-10 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, reddish-purple throughout or at least above the middle, rarely green, glabrous or sparsely hairy; bracteoles few, purplish; discoid or rarely short and yellow; disk flowers orange or reddish.
Fruits: Achenes oblong, nerved, glabrous; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
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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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