Plant green to gray with matted hairs, woody base. Stolons spread out to 3 in. Basal leaves spoon-shaped to oblong; stem leaves narrower, with sharp dark tip and a small appendage. Flower heads cone-shaped. Cup woolly at base, bracts marked with brown medium spot and brown or white spot at rounded tips, flowers white to tan. Grows in moist to wet subalpine, alpine meadows of high mountains. Resembles A. media, which has pointed bract tips.
- Rarity: Uncommon
- Flowering Time: Mid Summer
- Life Cycle: Perennial
- Height: 3--10 inches
- Habitat: Alpine, Subalpine, East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe
- Found In: Olympic Np, Mt. Rainier Np, N Cascades Np, Wallowas
- Native: Yes