Distribution: Occurring on both sides the Cascades crest and in the Columbia River Gorge in Washington; British Columbia to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Dry, open areas from low to middle elevations, especially common in sagebrush.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Delicate, several-stemmed annual, about 1.5 dm. tall, glabrous except for woolly tufts in the leaf axils.
Leaves slightly fleshy, the basal ones oblanceolate or broader, up to 2.5 cm. long and 1 cm. wide, often coarsely toothed; cauline leaves few, merely linear bracts.
Heads on naked peduncles, solitary; rays 5-13, usually 8, yellow, 4-10 mm. long, individually subtended by the thin involucral bracts, these 3-7 mm. long, in a single series and of equal length; disk flowers yellow, the disk about 1 cm. wide; receptacle strongly conic, naked.