Loose clumps. Stems erect, unbranched from spreading root. Leaves alternate along stem, narrow, green on upper side with sparse white hairs, underside thickly covered with white-woolly hairs. Inflorescence consists of crowded clusters at stem tops. Flowers small, yellowish, each surrounded by pearly white bracts. Widespread in forest openings, meadows, roadsides, slopes, at all elevations. Often used as a cut flower in dried bouquets.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 8--40 inches
- Habitat: Meadow, West-Side Forest, East-Side Forest, Subalpine, Disturbed, Coastal
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes