Distribution: Occurring on both sides of the Cascades crest in Washington; Alaska to California, east to the Rocky Mountains and across northern U.S. and southern Canada to the Atlantic Coast.
Habitat: Common in dry, open places from sagebrush plains to middle elevations in the mountains.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Hairy, glandular annual, 1-8 dm. tall, the stem simple or with a few ascending branches.
Leaves linear or lance-linear, 2-7 cm. long and 1-5 mm. wide.
Heads tightly packed together in a few to many small clusters; involucre spindle-shaped, 6-9 mm. high and 2-4 mm. wide; rays inconspicuous, 2 mm. long, usually 1-3 or wanting; disk flowers several, fertile, yellow, their subtending bracts like those of the ray flowers, which are in a single series and of equal length; pappus none.