Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades in Washington. British Columbia south to California, east to Colorado and South Dakota.
Habitat: Open, moderately dry areas from foothills to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Thinly white-woolly perennial with stems clustered from a short, branched woody base, 1.5-7 dm. tall.
Basal leaves erect, linear-oblanceolate, tapering to a short petiole, often several-nerved, 4-8 cm. long and 2-8 mm. wide; cauline leaves linear, progressively reduced upward.
Heads numerous in a flat-topped or sub-capitate inflorescence; staminate and pistillate involucres similar, 4-5 mm. high, glabrous to the base; lower portion of the bracts pale greenish-brown, scarious, the upper portion more whitish.
Separate from the similar A. anaphaloides by the involucre bracts; A. luzuloides is scarious throughout, while A. anaphaloides is densely pubescent on the lower portion.