Distribution: Rocky Mountains and Great Plains states, occasionally in eastern Washington and British Columbia
Habitat: Dry, open plains and foothills
Flowers: July - September
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Fragrant, mat-forming perennial from a short, woody crown, 1-4 dm. tall, the stem covered with white or tawny woolly hairs.
Leaves small and numerous, clustered at the base and well-distributed along the stem, covered with silky-wooly hairs, short-petiolate, the blade 5-12 mm. long, 2-3 times ternately divided into linear-filiform divisions up to 1 mm. wide, with a pair of trifid, stipule-like divisions at the base.
Inflorescence a narrow panicle; involucre 2-3 mm. high, loosely white-woolly; corollas all tubular, yellowish, fertile, the outer ones pistillate, the inner perfect; receptacle covered with numerous long hairs between the flowers; pappus none.