Distribution: Occurring east of the Cascades crest in Washington; Washington to Oregon and Nevada, east to Montana, Wyoming, and Utah.
Habitat: Dry-open places in the plains and foothills, often with sagebrush.
Conservation Status: Not of concern
Annual, biennial or perennial from a persistent base, the several stems lax and often branched, 5-15 cm. long.
Basal leaves tufted and persistent, spatulate or spatulate-obovate, 2-6 cm. long and 3-11 mm. wide, the cauline similar or reduced.
Heads solitary on each stem, or several on robust plants; involucre 7-10 mm. high, the bracts somewhat imbricate, narrow, pointed, with a green central stripe and fringed margins; rays pistillate and fertile, light pink to nearly white, 7-12 mm. long; disk flowers perfect, numerous, yellow; pappus of the disk flowers a single series of numerous, rigid, narrow, barbellate, bristle-like scales, that of the ray flowers similar but reduced.
Achenes flattened, 2-nerved, with loose, short hairs.