Eucephalus ledophyllus var. ledophyllus is native to Meadows and open coniferous woods from central Washington to southern Oregon (Allen 2006 FNA). It is the more northern of the two varieties of E. ledophyllus. The variety is distinguished by its peduncles that are glandular or not, at least ± woolly or cottony and by it usuallyd 13-21 rays. The variety is diploid (2n=18).