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Perennial herb from a stout stem-base and sometimes a taproot as well; stems several, ascending to erect, few-branched above, 20-50 cm tall.
Basal leaves reduced and scalelike; stem leaves soon deciduous below, the others uniform, elliptic to lance-elliptic or elliptic-oblong, 2-4 cm long, 4-13 mm wide, unstalked or shortly stalked, glandular-hairy, entire or nearly so.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary or few at ends of branches or stems; involucres 7-10 mm tall; involucral bracts scarcely graduated, linear-lanceolate, with long-pointed tips, glandular-hairy or obscurely glandular or sparsely hairy, greenish above the base and narrowly purple-margined, fringed with small hairs; ray flowers commonly about 13, sometimes 8 or 21, white, 8-15 mm long; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes flattened, 4-nerved, grey-hairy; pappus white to tawny.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia