Pittonia 3: 246. 1897.
Plants 12–30 cm (sometimes weakly cespitose, caudices multicipital or with relatively short branches; rhizomes fibrous-rooted, thickened, becoming woody). Stems proximally herbaceous or slightly woody, eglandular. Leaves: proximal separated by evident internodes, spatulate, reduced in size distally; mid and distal linear-lanceolate, 15–25 (–30) mm, margins green, faces hispidulous. Heads borne singly. Involucres 8–13 mm. Disc-florets bisexual, fertile; corollas 7.5–8.5 mm. Cypselae 5–6 mm, faces sessile to stipitate-glandular.
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Dry slopes, grassy ridges, and openings
Elevation: 1700–2200 m
B.C., Idaho, Mont., Wash.
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