Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascade crest in Washington; Washington to California, east to Idaho.
Habitat: Dry, rocky slopes and open forests from middle elevations to the subalpine.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Small branching shrub, 10-30 cm. tall. Twigs initially green turning red to brown.
Leaves numerous, oblanceolate to spatulate, 1.5-3.5 cm. long and 2-7 mm. wide, straight.
Heads clustered at the ends of twigs; involucre narrow, 8-12 mm. high, its narrow bracts sub-equal, nearly green throughout; rays 1-7, 8-15 mm. long, yellow; disk flowers 7-20, 7.5-11 mm. long, yellow.
Achenes elongate, flattened, about 2 mm. long with white, bristly pappus.