Distribution: Alaska to California, east to Quebec and New Mexico.
Habitat: Dry or moist ground, from near sea level to alpine.
Flowers: Late May - July
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Mat-forming, stoloniferous perennial 5-40 cm. tall, the herbage closely and persistently grey-woolly; stolons up to 10 cm. long, decumbent.
Leaves 1-nerved; basal leaves numerous, linear; cauline leaves alternate, few, narrowly linear.
Staminate plant very rare; heads several in a sub-capitate cyme; pistillate involucres 4-7 mm. long; scarious portion of the involucre bracts deep pink to white.