Herbs, 0.5-1.3 × 1-3 dm. Leaf blade oblong, 0.3-0.5 × 0.1-0.4 cm, grayish- or reddish-white-tomentose, margins not revolute. Scapes 5-13 cm, glabrous. Involucres 2.5-3.5 mm, sparsely tomen-tose. Flowers 2-4 mm. Achenes 2.5-3 mm. Flowering May-Jun. Gravelly to rocky ridges, chaparral communities, montane conifer woodlands; 1700-1800 m; Calif. Variety pinicola is known from two small populations in the mountains east of Tehachapi, Kern County.