Erect cluster of stems bearing many leaves. Leaves and stems with long spreading hairs; hairs on leaves sometimes only on edges and veins. Lower leaves oval, petioles with extensions on sides; upper leaves wider, with 3 obvious veins, sessile. One to several flower heads held in a cup covered with glands and long spreading hairs; more than 100 purple to blue ray flowers. Grows in meadows, open woods in dry soils, at mid to high elevations. Very similar to E. speciosus, showy daisy.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 12--24 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest
- Found In: Wallowas, Mt. Rainier Np, Olympic Np, East Gorge
- Native: Yes