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.
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.
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.
Achenes glabrous, pappus absent.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Present from Summer to Fall
Source: The USDA
||Value / Class
Moisture Regime (SMR)
[0 - very xeric; 4 - mesic;
8 - hydric]
of field plots
species was recorded in:
BEC Zone Class
All BEC Zones (# of stations/zone) species was recorded in
|AT(2), BAFA(2), BG(580), BWBS(44), ESSF(14), ICH(2), IDF(434), IMA(1), MS(9), PP(150), SBPS(3), SBS(12), SWB(10)|
Source: Klinkenberg 2013