Perennial, often forming cushions from a tightly-branched caudex. Flowering stems erect, white-hairy, 5–30 cm. Leaves basal; the blade 1–6 cm long, oblanceolate, tomentose below, sometimes glabrous above. Inflorescence capitate to umbellate, bracts spreading, leaf-like; involucres tomentose, 4–9 mm long with 5 to 8 erect lobes. Flowers 4–6 mm long, yellow, campanulate with a tubular base; tepals hirsute, similar in shape; stamens exserted. Achenes 3–5 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
We have varieties flavum
(Greene) M.E. Jones.