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Annual herb from a taproot; stems ascending, widely spreading, simple, branched, soft-hairy below, glandular above, 10-20 cm tall,.
Basal leaves linear to more oblong, 1-2 cm long, 1-2.5 mm wide, sometimes toothed, appressed-hairy to more stiff-hairy; stem leaves similar, opposite.
Heads with ray and disk flowers, solitary or few, terminal at ends of branches in a rounded- or flat-topped inflorescence; involucres turnip-shaped, 2-4 mm tall; involucral bracts rounded on the back, 3-5, glandular; ray flowers yellow, 8-15, 2-3 mm long; disk flowers 1 (rarely 2 or 3), fertile.
Ray achenes compressed, 1.8-2.8 mm long, incurved, often with a minute, curved beak, hairy; pappus lacking.
Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia