Tuft small. Stems glandular, unbranched, usually leafless. Basal leaves spoon-shaped, always lobed, sometimes divided again, usually covered with hairs, sometimes densely so. Flower head solitary; purple-tipped bracts form a cup holding white, pink, or blue ray flowers, or sometimes, in higher altitudes, rayless. Many yellow disk flowers. Grows in sandy, rocky soils at mostly mid- to high elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 4--10 inches
- Habitat: Subalpine, Alpine, East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: Crater Lake Np, N Cascades Np, Mt. Rainier Np, Olympic Np, Wallowas, Steens, Siskiyous
- Native: Yes