Plants 10-50 cm long. Lower leaves usually spathulate to obovate, petiolate. Capitula 5-15.
Fl. Per.: June-September.
Type: Himalayan mountains (P).
Fairly common taxon, grows in shade, near the streams, among rocks and alpine meadows from 2200-4500 m; Distribution: Temperate and Alpine Himalayas, also in Karakorum ranges, Sikkim, Bhutan.
Highly variable especially the size and shape of the basal leaves which vary from broadly linear-spathulate, obovate, so is the case with petiole varying from 1-3 cm long to almost absent.
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