Perennials, 60-100+ cm; taprooted (caudices subligneous, ascending to erect). Stems 1 or 2-4, clustered (proximally deeply purple-tinged, distally lightly tinged), glabrous or tomentose at bases and in leaf axils. Basal leaves (and proximal cauline) petiolate; blades obovate or lyrate (pinnately lobed, lateral lobes 2-6+ pairs, their bases petioluliform, terminal lobes larger than laterals, midribs narrowly winged), 60-160+ × 20-40+ mm, bases wide, ultimate margins sharply dentate, crenate-dentate, or irregularly incised. Cauline leaves gradually reduced (petiolate or sessile; shallowly lobed, midribs ± winged, distals bractlike, dentate to incised). Heads 15-40+ in open, cymiform arrays. Peduncles ebracteate, glabrous. Calyculi inconspicuous. Phyllaries (13-)21, green (tips yellow), 5-7 mm, glabrous (tips sometimes hairy). Ray florets (8-)13; corolla laminae 6-10+ mm. Disc florets 60-70+; corolla tubes 2-3 mm, limbs 3.5-4.5 mm. Cypselae 1.5-2 mm, glabrous or ± scabrellous; pappi 5.5-6.5 mm. 2n = 92. Flowering mid Apr-early Jun. Rocky soils, open areas, scrub-oak and pinyon-pine forests, chaparral; 800-2200 m; Ariz., N.Mex. Packera quercetorum is found only infrequently and in relatively small populations in central and southern Arizona and west-central New Mexico. The plants are robust and have probable affinities to P.multilobata. The plants have a bluish tinge when freshly collected and are distinctive in the field.