Stems upright, arising from underground crown, branched near base, occasionally above. Stems and leaves rather densely covered with straight stiff hairs, rough to the touch, but without glands. Leaves numerous on stems, linear to oblong, to 1/3 in. long, about the same size from bottom to top. Flower heads several, with glands sometimes sticky; cup bracts green throughout with brown midrib; rayless or with 1–45 pink or white rays. Grows in open, dry, rocky areas in foothills and mountains, at low to mid elevations.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 4--12 inches
- Habitat: Shrub-Steppe, Subalpine
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- Native: Yes