Sida 21: 28. 2004.
Perennials, 30–90 cm; taprooted, caudices simple or branches relatively short and slender, woody. Stems erect (arising from rootcrowns or caudex branches), glabrous, eglandular. Leaves mostly cauline; blades linear, 10–60 × 0.1–1 (–2) mm, barely reduced distally, margins entire, ciliate, faces glabrous, eglandular. Heads (discoid) 1 or 2–5 in loosely corymbiform arrays. Involucres 5.5–7.5 × 8–12 mm. Phyllaries in 3–5 series (apices purplish), glabrous, minutely glandular. Ray (pistillate) florets 0. Disc corollas 4.2–6 mm (throats slightly indurate, not inflated). Cypselae 2.4–2.8 mm, 2-nerved, faces sparsely strigose; pappi: outer of setae, inner of 26–38 bristles.
Phenology: Flowering May–Sep.
Habitat: Chaparral or open woods, ponderosa or jeffrey pine, Douglas fir, usually over serpentine, sometimes rocky alluvium
Elevation: (100–)500–1600 m
Of conservation concern.