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Perennial herb from a stout, branched, woody stem-base which is sometimes above a taproot; stems erect to ascending, several to many, branched above, white-woolly, 15-40 cm tall.
Basal leaves lacking; stem leaves alternate, elliptic or more or less egg-shaped, unstalked, entire, 2-6 cm long, 7-35 mm wide, white-woolly on the lower surface, green and sparsely woolly-hairy or nearly glabrous on the upper surface.
Heads discoid in flat-topped clusters; involucres 5-7 mm tall; involucral bracts oblanceolate, abruptly sharp-pointed, sparsely to moderately long-hairy, margins translucent, tips with a tuft of short hairs; discoid; disk flowers dull yellowish, 10-17.
Achenes prominently nerved, 3-4 mm long, glabrous or sparsely long-hairy above; pappus of white hairlike bristles.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia