Large, coarse, biennial herb; stems erect, leafy, 0.5-1.5 m tall.
Basal leaves large, up to 60 cm long and 40 cm wide, egg- to heart-shaped, short-stalked or unstalked (the lower stalks hollow), green and nearly glabrous above, thinly white-woolly beneath; stem leaves similar, alternate, progressively reduced upwards.
Heads numerous in a relatively scattered, elongate inflorescence; involucres globose, burlike, 1.5-2.5, rarely 3.5 cm wide, nearly unstalked or on short stalks; involucral bracts in several series, long, narrow, angled, ascending with inwardly hooked tips; ray flowers lacking; disk flowers deep pink to purple, tubular.
Achenes glabrous, oblong, 3-angled, several-ribbed; pappus of numerous short bristles.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
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(19), CWH(7), IDF(9), PP(1)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Lappa minor Hill