Erect plant, stout stems with soft white hairs especially on leaves and base of flower head. Exudes a milky sap. Leaves numerous, linear to oblong, to 14 in. Deeply pinnately divided leaf lobes mostly point back toward center of plant and end in long spear-like tips. Inflorescence consists of yellow ray flowers in a deep cup formed by 3 rows of bracts. Cup has reddish markings. Grows in all dry habitats at low to high elevations.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 4--20 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: Crater Lake Np, Siskiyous, Steens, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes