General: Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted rhizome or branched, woody stem-base; stems erect, branched above, glandular or sparsely long-hairy to glabrous, 0.5-1.5 m tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves reduced and scalelike below; stem leaves numerous and nearly alike, lanceolate or elliptic to egg-shaped, unstalked, entire or nearly so, closely reticulate, subglabrous or sometimes glandular or somewhat hairy below, 5-10 cm long, 1.5-3.5 cm wide.
Flowers: Heads with ray and disk flowers, few to many in a rounded inflorescence; involucres 8-12 mm tall; involucral bracts graduated with a strong midvein, tending to be keeled, linear to lanceolate, with long-pointed tips or the inner abruptly sharp-pointed, papery below, greenish above, the inner purple-margined and marginally fringed with long hairs; ray flowers commonly 13, sometimes only 8, white, often pink with age, sometimes mauve, 15-25 mm long; disk flowers yellow.
Fruits: Achenes appressed-hairy; pappus tawny with a few outer bristles.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
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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