Plant erect, widely branched at stem top. Stem white with woolly hairs on lower section, upper stem with glands. Leaves with winged petioles, mostly basal, thin, triangular to egg-shaped, shallowly lobed, with soft white hairs beneath, green and smooth above. Flowers without rays, few in a head, very small, white, male and female flowers on thin stems. Grows in moist shaded woods below 6500 ft. White undersides of leaves turn over on flexible stalks when disturbed, creating a path, thus the common name.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3--40 inches
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Disturbed
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes