Distribution: Chiefly east of the Cascades, central Washington south to California and Arizona and east to Wyoming.
Habitat: Open places in the mountains and foothills.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a tap-root, 5-30 cm. tall, the stems decumbent and purplish at the base, with appressed hairs.
Basal leaves tufted, narrow, acute, gradually tapering to the petiole; cauline leaves several, conspicuously reduced.
Heads solitary or up to 7 in an open inflorescence; involucres 5-7 mm. high; rays 20-50, pistillate, white, 5-10 mm. long and 1-3 mm. wide; disk corollas 3.5-5 mm. long, yellow; inner pappus bristles 15-20, outer obscure.