Distribution: Eastern base of the Rocky Mountains, extending westward rarely to eastern Washington and British Columbia.
Habitat: Foothills and dry open areas to moderate elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Stout, mat-forming, stoloniferous perennial up to 15 cm. tall, densely white-woolly throughout.
Basal leaves oblanceolate, 1-3.5 cm. long and 2.5-10 cm. wide; stem leaves linear.
Heads numerous in a tight cluster; pistillate involucres 7-11 mm. high, the bracts blunt-tipped, the scarious part bright white, rarely pink; pistillate corollas 5-8 mm. long.