Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington; Pacific Northwest, east into Montana
Habitat: Open, dry plains and hills at moderate to high elevations.
Flowers: July - September
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Erect, branching, aromatic shrub, 1-4 dm. tall, the leaves and young branches covered with fine, grey hairs.
Leaves persisting through the winter, narrowly wedge-shaped, up to 1.5 cm. long, deeply 3-toothed at the apex, the upper ones narrower and often entire.
Heads numerous, sessile, in a spike-like panicle, up to 1.5 cm. wide; involucre 3-5 mm. high, covered with fine, grey hairs; corollas all tubular, fertile, all perfect, yellowish, mostly 3-8; receptacle without hairs; pappus none.