Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Nevada, east to central Idaho.
Habitat: Rocky slopes, flats, lithosol areas, and dry grasslands in sagebrush desert.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a short, woody base, the stems clustered, 3-15 cm. tall.
All linear and silky pubescent, the basal ones 2-8 cm. long and 1-2 mm. wide, the cauline ones numerous and well developed, gradually reduced upward.
Heads several in a sub-capitate inflorescence only 8-15 mm. wide; pistillate and staminate involucres similar, 4-6 mm. high, glabrous to the base, the bracts scarious throughout, light to dark brown.
Separate from Antennaria luzuloides by the narrower leaves, shorter stems and darker involucre bracts.