Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California east to the Rocky Mountains.
Habitat: Dry, often rocky places from lowland sagebrush desert to middle elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Glandular-puberulent, perennial herb or sub-shrub, usually with many stems from near the base, 1-6 dm. tall.
Leaves usually entire and sessile, oblong to lance-linear, 1-4 cm. long and up to 15 mm. wide.
Heads discoid, cylindric, terminating the branches, usually several per stem; involucre 10-20 mm. high, the bracts acute, striate, imbricate in several series; corollas creamy white, 10-50 in each head; pappus of barbellate bristles.