Mat-forming perennial from a loosely-branched, woody caudex. Flowering stems erect to ascending, tomentose, 10–35 cm. Leaves basal, long-petiolate, the blade 5–25 mm long, ovate to orbicular, tomentose. Inflorescence umbellate to loosely capitate cymes; bracts scale-like; involucres tomentose, 3–4 mm long with 5 erect lobes. Flowers 2–3 mm long, white to rose, cup-shaped; tepals glabrous, the outer broader than the inner; stamens not exserted. Achenes 3–4 mm long (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)
Our plants are variety proliferum (Torr. & A. Gray) C.L. Hitchc.
Sandy or gravelly soil of sagebrush steppe, grasslands, open forest; valleys, montane (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX)