This section is from the book "British Wild Flowers - In Their Natural Haunts Vol5-6", by A. R. Horwood. Also available from Amazon: A British Wild Flowers In Their Natural Haunts.
The habitat of this plant is alpine rocks. The stem is finely furrowed, stiffly hairy above and below, woolly-felted, glandular above. The radical leaves are yellowish-green, elliptic, oval, finely toothed, rounded below, the inner egg-shaped to lance-shaped, acute, toothed below, hairy both sides and on the border. The solitary stem-leaf is stalked, egg-shaped to lance-shaped, narrow, long-pointed. The panicle is a falsely forked corymb, the branches racemose. The flower-stalks are arching, ascending, woolly-felted, glandular. The 3-7 heads are greyish-black, egg-shaped. The phyllaries nearly meet together in bud, are narrow, lance-shaped, linear, blunt, the innermost acute, with a pale edge, woolly-felted, senescent, glandular. The ligules are yellow, hairless, fringed with hairs. The styles are livid. The margins of the receptacle pits are toothed, the teeth bristle-like.
The habitat of this species is limestone rocks. The stem is nearly round, stiffly hairy below, woolly-felted, glandular above. The leaves are dull leaden-green, thick, elliptic, oblong, blunt-pointed, heart-shaped, or blunt below, with parallel margins, often hollow (hence cymbifolium), toothed below, the inner narrower, acute, long-pointed, the teeth below larger, bent back, the upper and under surface woolly-felted, stiffly hairy below, hairy on the margins. The stem-leaf is small, linear, lance-shaped, with a long, narrow point, large, stalked. The panicle is falsely forked, the upper part in a sort of umbel, with spreading, or divided, arching branches. The 4-8 heads are short, thick, blunt in bud. The flower-stalks are arching, woolly-felted, glandular. The phyllaries are folded inwards, not meeting together in bud, oblong, linear, narrowed, woolly-felted, senescent, glandular. The ligules are deep-yellow, fringed with hairs at the apex at the back. The styles are golden and turn dingy. The margins of the receptacle pits are raised, cut, toothed, irregu-larly-lobed.
The stem of this species is stiffly hairy below, woolly-felted, glandular above. The radical leaves are green, stiffly hairy below, egg-shaped, oblong, lance-shaped, the inner heart-shaped, arrow-shaped (hence sagittatum) below, wedge-shaped, with irregularly-lobed teeth. The 1-2 stem-leaves are stalked, egg-shaped, lance-shaped, sharply toothed. The lower branches of the panicle are long and spreading, the upper curved in a sort of umbel. The flower-stalks are woolly-felted, stiffly hairy, glandular. The heads are cylindric, egg-shaped below. The phyllaries are broad, blunt, the innermost acute, woolly-felted, senescent, hairy, glandular. The ligules are hairless, the inner fringed with hairs. The styles are yellow or dull.
The habitat of this species is rocks, The stem is tall, robust, stiffly hairy, or nearly smooth below, woolly-felted, stiffly hairy, glandular above. The radical leaves are numerous, thick, fleshy (hence sarcophyllum), dull pale or light yellowish-green, blotched above, the outer elliptic, rounded, egg-shaped, entire, blunt-toothed at the base, which is blunt, the intermediate oblong, egg-shaped, blunt, with wavy teeth, the base blunt, the innermost egg-shaped to lance-shaped, toothed, the base wedge-shaped, stiffly hairy, woolly-felted below, the margins fringed with hairs, leaf-stalks long, woolly-felted, stiffly hairy. The stem-leaf is wedge-shaped or spear-shaped below, toothed. The panicle is close, simple. The upper branches are close, in a sort of umbel, arching. The flower-stalks are short, broad above, woolly-felted, glandular, hairy. The phyllaries nearly meet together and are broad, lance-shaped, linear, blunt, the innermost acute, woolly-felted, the borders white, woolly-felted, senescent, glandular, hairy. The ligules are fringed with hair. The styles are yellow.