General: Perennial herb from a fibrous-rooted woody stem-base or short rhizome; stems erect, solitary, branched above, glabrous, 10-60 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves oblanceolate to egg-shaped or rounded, toothed or shallowly lobed mostly above the middle, somewhat succulent, stalked, 2-8 cm long including the stalk, 0.4-4 cm wide, glabrous; stem leaves few, oblanceolate to more linear, toothed or cleft, sometimes woolly in the leaf axils, progressively reduced upwards, becoming unstalked.
Flowers: Heads with ray and disk flowers, few to many on glabrous or sparsely woolly-hairy stalks in a compact inflorescence; involucres 4-8 mm tall; involucral bracts lanceolate, sometimes purplish and hairy at the tips, glabrous, margins translucent; bracteoles few, inconspicuous; ray flowers yellow, mostly 5-12 mm long; disk flowers yellow.
Fruits: Achenes oblong, faintly ribbed, glabrous; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
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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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