Perennial herb from an erect to ascending rhizome; stems erect or ascending, solitary, simple or branched, glabrous below, woolly-hairy above, 5-90 cm tall.
Basal leaves usually smaller than the stem leaves, deciduous by flowering time; stem leaves thick, spoon-shaped to oblanceolate, egg-shaped or oblong, broadly stalked to unstalked, 2-25 cm long, 1-10 cm wide, toothed, sparsely to moderately woolly-hairy above and below or nearly glabrous above, not much reduced upwards except in the inflorescence.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, up to 4.5 cm across, solitary to several on glabrous to woolly-hairy stalks in a compact inflorescence; involucres 10-25 mm tall; involucral bracts lance-oblong to more linear, green or purplish, margins translucent, sparsely to moderately woolly-hairy; bracteoles numerous, equal to or longer than the involucral bracts; ray flowers yellow, mostly 10-25 mm long; disk flowers yellow.
Achenes oblong, faintly nerved, glabrous; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
If more than one illustration is available for a species (e.g., separate illustrations were provided for two subspecies) then links to the separate images will be provided below. Note that individual subspecies or varietal illustrations are not always available.
Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
||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
Source: Klinkenberg 2013