Distribution: Locally introduced, chiefly west of the Cascades.
Habitat: Disturbed waste ground.
Flowers: June - October
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Woolly annual, simple or moderately branched, up to 4 dm. tall.
Lowermost leaves oblanceolate, up to 4.5 cm. long and 1 cm. wide, the others progressively reduced upward.
Heads in several tight clusters, in a close inflorescence; involucre 3.5-5 mm. high, woolly only at the base, its bracts translucent, light brown; corollas all tubular, whitish, the outer slender and pistillate, the few inner coarser and perfect; pappus of capillary bristles united at base.
Achenes small, nerveless.