Distribution: Occurring chiefly east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to Oregon, east to the northern Rocky Mountains, northern Great Plains, and Great Lakes region
Habitat: Dry meadows, fields, roadsides, and other disturbed, open areas at low to middle elevations.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
White-woolly annual, the simple or branching stem 0.3-5 dm. tall.
Leaves alternate, entire, erect, linear, up to 4 cm. long and 5 mm. wide.
Inflorescence elongate, the heads 3-5 mm. high, in tight clusters; involucre bracts few, but woolly, concave bracts on the receptacle resemble an involucre; flowers whitish, the outer several series pistillate, fertile, without pappus and subtended by the bracts; the inner flowers sterile, few, without bracts but with capillary pappus.
Achenes small, nerveless.