Erect single-stemmed plant, basal leaves deciduous, densely white with matted woolly hairs. Leaves oblong, pinnately lobed halfway to midrib; lobes triangular, toothed or divided. Lower leaves with bristly petioles winged so that they appear 4-sided. Flower heads held singly or tightly clustered at stem and branch tips. Flowers usually bright red, occasionally pink or white, held in egg-shaped cup 1/2–2 in. deep, covered with white cobwebby hairs. Grows on rocky serpentine, but not exclusively, below 6000 ft. Found in Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument and elsewhere in Klamath Mountains.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Late Spring, Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Biennial, Perennial
- Height: 3--4 feet
- Habitat: West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest
- Found In: Siskiyous
- Native: Yes