Proc. Amer. Acad. Arts 17: 206. 1882.
Perennials, 40–80 cm (caudices woody). Stems branched, pubescent, glanddotted. Leaves opposite; petioles 2–4 mm; blades 3-nerved from bases (abaxial venation raised, reticulate), lanceolate to oblong, 35–60 × 10–20 mm, bases acute or rounded, margins serrate, apices acute, faces sparsely to densely pubescent, glanddotted. Heads borne singly (in axils) or in paniculiform arrays. Peduncles (bracteate) 1–8 mm, densely tomentose. Involucres cylindric to turbinate, 13–15 mm. Phyllaries 34–40 in 6–8 series, greenish to stramineous, 5–8-striate, unequal, margins scarious (ciliate, apices acute); outer ovate to lanceovate (often villous toward tips), inner lanceolate (glabrous). Florets 19–24; corollas pale-yellow, 8–9.5 mm. Cypselae 3.5–4 mm, hirsute; pappi of 26–42 white, barbellate bristles. 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jun.
Habitat: Canyons, open rocky slopes
Elevation: 1200–1700 m
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