Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; southwestern British Columbia to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Dry or seasonally moist barren or wooded slopes or flats, often on disturbed sites.
Conservation Status: Review Group 1 in Washington (WANHP)
Small annuals, the plants greenish to grayish, silky to spider-webby, the stems 2-10, prostrate to ascending.
Leaves subtending the heads, spreading, not appressed to the heads, spatulate to obovate, 6-15 mm. long, the length 2 to 5 times the width and 1.5 to 2.5 times the head height.
Heads discoid, spheroid, 3-5.5 mm. in diameter; involucre none; receptacle not lobed; pistillate flowers with a filiform-tubular corolla 1.5-2.7 mm. long, each enclosed by a saccate, woolly bract; staminate corollas usually 5-lobed, 0.8-1.5 mm. long; pappus none.
Achenes narrowly obovoid, slightly compressed, 0.7-1.2 mm. long.