Upright with no stolons. Stems hairy. Basal leaves oblong, 3–10 in. long, entire, covered with soft to bristly hairs; stem leaves few, sessile, decreasing on upper stem. Flower heads 10–20 in open, branching cyme, each flower occurring on short stalk. Cup bracts short, blackish, with gland-tipped stiff hairs, 15–20 yellow, ray-like disk flowers. Grows in dry forests. Leaves similar to those of grand hound's tongue, Cynoglossum grande, thus the Latin and common names.
- Rarity: Common
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 1--4 feet
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Mt. Rainier Np, Siskiyous, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes