© Larry Halverson (Photo ID #71236)
Large, coarse, biennial herb; stems erect, leafy, 0.5-3.0 m tall.
Basal leaves large, up to 50 cm long and 30 cm wide, egg- to heart-shaped, stalked (the lower stalks solid), green and nearly glabrous above, thinly white-woolly beneath; stem leaves similar, alternate, progressively reduced upwards.
Heads numerous in a relatively scattered inflorescence; involucres globose, burlike, 2.5-3.5 cm wide, long-stalked; involucral bracts in several series, long, narrow, flattened at the base, spreading with inwardly hooked tips; ray flowers lacking; disk flowers purple, tubular.
Achenes glabrous, oblong, 3-angled, several-ribbed; pappus of numerous short bristles.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|BG(4), ICH(6), IDF(8), MS(2), PP(4)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Lappa major Gaertn.