General: Perennial herb from a short, often stout rhizome; stems erect, simple or sometimes branched, few to several, sparsely to moderately short or long soft-hairy, sometimes sparsely glandular-hairy above, exuding milky juice when broken, 3-45 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves persistent, tufted, narrowly elliptic, 1-16 cm long, 0.4-3.0 cm wide, entire or nearly so; stem leaves few or lacking, reduced, bractlike.
Flowers: Heads with strap-shaped flowers, solitary or several; involucres 5-10 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate, subequal, greyish, long soft-hairy, without glandular hairs; ray flowers yellow.
Fruits: Achenes nerved, 2-3 mm long; pappus tawny or sometimes white.
Notes: Easily confused with H. gracile which has glandular-tipped hairs on the stalks of the heads and involucres.
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
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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