Distribution: East of the Cascades in Washington, chiefly in southeastern part of state; Alberta to Manitoba, south to California and Texas.
Habitat: Dry, open places in the foothills, valleys and plains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Shrubs 2-6 dm. tall, with numerous erect, slender, brittle branches, the herbage mostly scabrous-puberulent.
Leaves alternate, linear, dotted with small, translucent pits, 2-4 cm. long and 1-2 mm. wide.
Numerous heads in small glomerules in a flat-topped inflorescence; involucre glutinous, 3-4 mm. high, sub-cylindric; rays 3-8, pistillate, yellow, 2-3 mm. long; disk flowers 3-8, yellow, mostly fertile; pappus of several narrow scales; style branches flattened.
Achcnes terete, several-nerved.