Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades in Washington; Washington south to California, east to Montana, Idaho, and Nevada.
Habitat: Dry, open areas of foothills and plains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Slender, simple to freely-branched annual, 1-10 dm. tall, the herbage gray with fine, close hairs.
Leaves entire, the lowermost opposite, oblanceolate to spatulate, 1-10 cm. long, early-deciduous, the others smaller, alternate, lanceolate to linear.
Heads in small clusters on short peduncles; involucre 4.5-8 mm. high, covered with silky hairs and usually with stalked glands as well, the bracts thin and herbaceous; ray flowers 5, pistillate and fertile, broad, with 3 terminal teeth, pale yellow; disk flowers 6, sterile, yellow; receptacle small, with a bract subtending each of the outer disk flowers; pappus none.
Ray achenes compressed at right angles to a radius of the head, black and shining; disk achenes abortive.