Commentat. Soc. Phys.-Med. Univ. Lit. Caes. Mosq. 1: 8. 1808.
Plants 12–60(–90) cm. Stems sparsely pubescent proximally, glabrate distally. Leaves: blades of basal leaves ovate-orbiculate, (3–)6–14 × 3–6.5(–8.5) cm, bases cordate, margins crenate to subentire, faces (and petioles) sparsely hairy; cauline leaves 1–2(–3), sessile, blades ovate to lanceolate, bases clasping. Heads borne singly, 25–68 mm diam. Peduncles 45–150 mm. Phyllaries linear-lanceolate, 8–14(–18) mm, lengths about 1/2 rays, apices acute. Ray corollas 12–28 mm. 2n = 60.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Moist woods, shaded rocky outcrops
Elevation: 0–100+ m
Introduced; B.C., Nfld. and Labr. (Nfld.), Europe.
Doronicum orientale appears not to have persisted in British Columbia or Newfoundland.