Basal leaves: bases ± tapering. Heads 1(-3). Phyllaries green (tips sometimes red), glabrous. 2n = 46. Flowering late Jun-late Aug. Damp or marshy alpine and subalpine meadows, lake shores, stream banks; 1700-3000 m; Alta., B.C.; Calif., Idaho, Mont., Nev., Oreg., Wash., Wyo. Plants of Packera subnuda var. subnuda are scapiform and usually have a single head.