General: Perennial herb, mat-forming with slightly woody, ascending stolons 1-7 cm long; stems erect, few, branched above, densely woolly-hairy, 6-16 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves spoon-shaped to oblanceolate, gradually stalked, 5-20 mm long, 2-6 mm wide, grey-hairy to densely grey or white woolly-hairy, 1-nerved; stem leaves similar, becoming unstalked, linear, reduced upwards, abruptly sharp-pointed, with a sharp, slender point.
Flowers: Heads few to several in a compact inflorescence; involucres of 2 types, the female ones 3-6.5 mm tall, the male ones similar, 4-6.5 mm tall; involucral bracts lanceolate, the upper portion light brown, sometimes white or streaked with pink, either abruptly sharp-pointed (female) or blunt (male); female flowers 2.5-3.5 mm long, male flowers 2.5-3.5 mm long.
Fruits: Female and male achenes 0.5-1.2 mm long, glabrous; pappus white with hairlike bristles, 3-5 mm long.
Recommended citation: Author, Date. Page title. In Klinkenberg, Brian. (Editor) 2020. E-Flora BC:
Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia [eflora.bc.ca]. Lab for
Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British
Columbia, Vancouver. [Accessed:
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