Plants 5-40 cm. Stems erect, tan, glabrous or villous to woolly. Leaves: basal withering before flowering; cauline margins ± entire, faces sessile-glandular, abaxial glabrous or villous to woolly. Heads borne singly at ends of branchlets. Involucres obconic to cylindric, 4-7 mm. Phyllaries green, glabrous or villous to tomentose, gland-dotted; inner scarious. Disc florets 10-30; corollas yellow (tubes without brown-purple band inside); style-branch appendages lanceolate, 0.3-1.3 mm. Pappi white to tan, equaling or longer than cypselae.