Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; British Columbia south to California, east to the Great Plains.
Habitat: Open places in the foothills, valleys and plains, often among sagebrush.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a woody base and taproot, the stem 5-50 cm. tall, the herbage copiously spreading-hairy.
Leaves basal and cauline, oblanceolate to linear-oblanceolate, up to 8 cm. long and 8 mm. wide.
Heads several, the disk 7-15 mm. wide; involucre 4-7 mm. high, the bracts narrow, spreading-hairy; rays 50-100, 0.7-1.5 mm. wide, usually white, occasionally pale blue or pink; disk corollas 3.5-5 mm. long, slender, yellow but paler below; pappus of capillary bristles, with an outer row of shorter bristles.
Achenes slightly hairy.