Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades, central Washington to California, east to Idaho and Nevada
Habitat: Dry, open, rocky areas at low to moderate elevations
Flowers: June - August
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial with a tap-root and branched, short woody base, 5-15 cm. tall, the herbage with fine, white hairs aligned in one direction.
Leaves all in a basal cluster, linear, 2-7 cm. long and 0.7-2 mm. wide.
Heads solitary on long peduncles; involucre 5-10 mm. high, with soft hairs; ray and pistillate flowers absent; disk corollas 4.5-7 mm. long, yellow; pappus bristles 25-40, unequal.
Achenes glabrous below, short-hairy above.