Distribution: Southeast Washington; Washington south Oregon to Arizona, east to Montana and Colorado.
Habitat: Dry areas, foothills to mid-elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Intricately branched shrubs or small trees, 1-6 m. tall, the young branches pubescent and reddish, soon becoming glabrous and grayish.
Leaves persistent, the blades narrowly-elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, the margins strongly revolute, becoming linear in outline, 1-3 cm. long and up to 10 mm. broad, dark green above and paler below.
Flowers 1-3 in the leaf axils, sessile; calyx woolly, the tube 4-7 mm. long, the 5 lobes ovate, 1.5-2 mm. long; petals none; stamens 20-30.
Fruit a hairy achene, 5-7 mm. long, the style elongate and plumose, 5-8 cm. long.