Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted, short, ascending or horizontal rhizome or woody stem-base; stems erect, solitary, branched above, glabrous to nearly glabrous, 20-70 cm tall.
Basal leaves heart-shaped, round, elliptic to egg-shaped or oblanceolate, stalked, 2-20 cm long including the stalk, 1-6 cm wide, toothed, lightly white woolly-hairy at first, soon becoming glabrous; stem leaves few, oblanceolate, raggedly toothed, progressively reduced upwards, becoming unstalked.
Heads few to many on hairy stalks in a clustered inflorescence; involucres 5-8 mm tall; involucral bracts lanceolate, sometimes purplish-tipped, glabrous to sparsely long-hairy, margins translucent; bracteoles few, inconspicuous, purplish-tipped; ray flowers yellow, mostly 6-10 mm long; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes oblong, glabrous; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
||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
|AT(2), BWBS(11), ESSF(156), ICH(55), IDF(82), IMA(2), MH(1), MS(141), PP(5), SBPS(3), SBS(13), SWB(3)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013