Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho, Montana, and Nevada.
Habitat: Open, dry, often rocky places, from sagebrush desert to ponderosa pine forest openings at middle elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Densely tufted herbaceous perennial from fibrous roots, the stems 6-24 cm. tall; herbage usually white-woolly.
Leaves alternate, oblanceolate, erect, entire, soft, 3-10 cm. long and 2-7 mm. wide, crowded at the ends of numerous, short branches.
Flowering stems numerous, each with a single head; involucre 6-12 mm. high, its bracts nearly equal; rays 7-20, yellow, 8-12 mm. long; disk flowers yellow; pappus of capillary bristles.