Mat with many stolons. Basal leaves spoon-shaped, white-woolly on both sides, 1/2–1 1/2 in. long. Flower stalks 3–16 in. with leaves, topped with many flowers in cluster. Cup at base of flower head has pale to very bright pink bracts that are woolly at the base. White flowers. Grows in dry meadows, rocky barrens. Subsp. confinis has decumbent stolons 1/2–2 in. long; bracts at flower base often have brown tips. In subsp. rosea the bracts are not brown but white, yellow, or pink.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: All Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3--16 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, Subalpine, East-Side Forest, West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Alpine
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Wallowas, Crater Lake Np, Steens, East Gorge
- Native: Yes