Annuals or biennials. Stems 1+, erect, stipitate-glandular, sometimes also canescent, rarely glabrous; branches divaricate to ascending. Mid and distal leaf blades linear-lanceolate to linear (lengths 4+ times widths). Peduncles equaling or longer than involucres. Involucres campanulate to broadly turbinate, 6-10 mm. Phyllaries in 3-6 series, appressed, spreading, or reflexed, apices sparsely to moderately stipitate-glandular, rarely canescent. Ray florets pistillate, fertile. Cypselae sparsely to moderately appressed-hairy. 2n = 8. Flowering Aug-Sep. Grasslands, sagebrush scrublands, pinyon-juniper woodlands, pine-oak woodlands, often in washes and streambeds; 1000-2700 m; Ariz., Colo., N.Mex., Utah.