General: Perennial herb from a stout stem-base or woody crown, often shrubby at the base, with several short, leafy offsets; stems ascending to erect, white or tawny, woolly-hairy, 10-40 cm tall.
Leaves: Basal leaves few, soon deciduous; stem leaves silvery-silky hairy, small, short-stalked below, short-stalked above, 2-3 times divided into fine-linear segments, the segments about 1 mm wide or less, often with a pair of 3-parted, stipule-like divisions at the base.
Flowers: Heads disciform, nodding, several to many in a simple or branched inflorescence; involucres hemispheric, 2-3.5 mm tall; involucral bracts linear-lanceolate to lanceolate, loosely cottony-hairy and brown on the margins; receptacles with numerous long hairs between the flowers; female flowers 10-17; disk flowers 25-50.
Dry southerly slopes, sandy banks, grasslands and open forests in the montane to subalpine zones; common throughout BC in and E of the Coast-Cascade Mountains; circumboreal, N to AK, YT and NT, E to MB and S to MN, WI, KS, TX, NM and AZ, Eurasia.
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