Erect. Stems 1 to several. Basal leaves with 1–4 in. hairy petioles, dissected to many long, lance-shaped, lobed segments; stem leaves without petioles. Inflorescence consists of 1–3 flowers with 5–8 petal-like sepals, pink, cream, reddish, or purplish, underside often purplish or reddish, with soft hairs. Seeds, with woolly or silky tails less than 1 in., form tight globe-shaped heads. Grows in open rocky places at low elevations to subalpine and alpine zones, where it is most likely to be encountered. Similar but smaller A. drummondii, with white or bluish flowers and linear leaves, is more commonly found in same subalpine and alpine habitat, never at low elevations.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 6--20 inches
- Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Wallowas, , West Gorge, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes