Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; southern British Columbia to California, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.
Habitat: Dry, open, often rocky areas at low to middle elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Perennial from a stout woody base, 5-30 cm. tall, covered throughout with fine, grey, appressed hairs aligned in one direction.
Bases of stems and basal leaves hardened and enlarged, straw-colored; leaves linear, 1.5-9 cm. long and 0.5-3 mm. wide, mostly basal.
Heads solitary or few on each stem, the disk 8-13 mm. wide; involucre 4-7 mm. high; rays 15-45, yellow, 4-11 mm. long; disk corollas 3.5-5.3 mm. long, yellow; pappus of 10-20 bristles and some outer scales.