General: Perennial herb with stolons 3-8 cm long; stems erect, several, branched above, hairy, glandular above, 10-60 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves elliptic to elliptic-egg-shaped, stalked, 2.5-10 cm long, 1-5 cm wide, 3-nerved, green above, woolly-hairy below with slender tips; stem leaves lanceolate, unstalked, becoming reduced above.
Flowers: Heads several in an open elongate inflorescence; involucres of 2 types, the female ones 6-8 mm tall, the involucral bracts lanceolate, graduated, thinly woolly-hairy towards the base, pale greenish below, colorless and transparent to pale brownish or reddish above, the male ones 4-5 mm tall, similar to the female; female flowers 3.5-5.5 mm long; male flowers 3.0-4.0 mm long.
Fruits: Achenes 1.0-1.5 mm long, glabrous or scarcely warty; female pappus white with hairlike bristle, 4.5-7 mm tall; male pappus hairs slightly dilated at the tips, 4-6 mm long.
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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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