Upright, branching at midstem. Basal leaves oblong, about 1 in. long, with short petioles covered with reflexed to spreading hairs; upper leaves smaller, very narrow, but not clasping stem. Flower heads many, about 1/3 in. across, with 100–150 white, pink, or blue ray flowers; yellow disk flowers become wider at the throat, glands near and on flower head. Grows in waste places, dry soils, at low to high elevations in deserts and pine forests.
- Rarity: Locally Common
- Flowering Time: Early Summer
- Life Cycle: Biennial
- Height: 6--18 inches
- Habitat: East-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, Meadow
- Found In: East Gorge, N Cascades Np
- Native: Yes