Leaf blades 5-65 × 1-6(-12) mm, faces rough hairy to glabrate (hairs antrorse). Phyllaries usually lance-olate, lance-linear, or lance-elliptic, sometimes narrowly ovate, 0.9-7.5 × 0.5-2 mm, outer usually less than 1.6 mm wide, apices acute to blunt. Corollas 4.5-9 mm. Pappi 5-8 mm. 2n = 18. Flowering mostly year round. Rocky and sandy soils, dry hillsides, slopes, desert washes, canyons; 0-1300 m; Ariz., Calif., Nev., N.Mex., Tex., Utah; Mexico (Baja California, Sinaloa, Sonora).