Heads borne in small pani-culiform arrays along branches. Peduncles 10-40 mm, densely glandular . Calyculi of appressed bractlets. Involucres densely glandular. Florets 7-9. Cypselae light to dark tan, 2.1-2.4 mm, faces tuberculate, grooved; pappi of 9-14, white to light tan bristles (bases persistent, connate in groups of 2-4, plumose on distal 55-60%. 2n = 16. Flowering Jun-Oct. Sandy fields and chaparral; 0-1700 m; Calif.; Mexico (Baja California).