Distribution: Southeast Idaho and southwest Oregon, to Nevada and California; disjunct to central Washington near the Columbia River.
Habitat: Dry, sandy or volcanic desert areas.
Flowers: May - July
Conservation Status: Threatened in Washington (WANHP)
Depressed white-woolly annual, branching from the base, often tufted.
Leaves numerous, lanceolate to spatulate, up to 1.5 cm. long, basal or on short stems.
Heads sessile or on filiform axillary peduncles up to 4 cm. long; involucre bell-shaped, 5 mm. high, the bracts in one series, reflexed in age; ray flowers scarcely exceeding the disk, yellow or purplish; disk flowers yellow; pappus of 2 awn-tipped scales.
Achenes flattened parallel to the involucral bracts, with hairs along the margins.