alpina is a common native herb in wet places, including the alpine
zone. It is a stoloniferous, glabrous perennial herb. The leaves are
about 3cm long and about 5mm wide, and are divided almost to the
midrib into narrow lobes (sometimes twice divided). The heads are
about 4 mm in diameter, with pale yellow tube flowers. A
characteristic features is the scape (the stalk holding the head). It
is hollow, quite thick and shorter than the leaves at flowering
(although elongating by the time of fruiting).