General: Perennial herb from a creeping rhizome; stems erect, branched above, numerous, more or less white woolly-hairy, 10-50 cm tall; flowering stems appear before the leaves.
Leaves: Basal leaves triangular on long stalks, shallowly to conspicuously toothed, usually with 20 or more teeth per side, white-woolly to nearly glabrous beneath, green and somewhat hairy above, 5-35 cm long including the stalk, 5-25 cm wide; stem leaves reduced to parallel-veined bracts, 1-8 cm long, reduced upwards, more or less white woolly-hairy.
Flowers: Heads disciform or with ray and disk flowers, several to many in a round- to flat-topped inflorescence, stalks more or less white woolly-hairy; involucres 7-12 mm tall; involucral bracts oblanceolate to lanceolate, pointed, hairy basally with multicellular glandular hairs, the crosswalls often purple, margins translucent and often ragged; ray flowers few, whitish or pinkish, 6-10 mm long; disk flowers whitish.
Fruits: Achenes 5-to 10-ribbed, glabrous; pappus of numerous white capillary bristles.
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Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
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