Brickellia microphylla var. microphylla
Stems viscid to glandular-villous. Peduncles viscid to glandular-villous. Involucres 8–12 mm. Florets 15–28 (–34). 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering Jul–Oct.
Habitat: Dry rocky places, canyon walls, sand dunes, washes
Elevation: 1200–2400 m
Ariz., Calif., Colo., Idaho, Nev., Oreg., Utah, Wash., Wyo., Mexico
Brickellia watsonii, more recently recognized as B. microphylla var. watsonii, is distinguished by its tomentose-puberulent, often gland-dotted indument (contrasted with the villous to glandular-villous indument of var. microphylla), and heads with ca. 18 flowers (versus 15–34 in var. microphylla); such distinctions have proved to be weakly substantiated, at best.
"fine" is not a number.