Perennials, 22-50+ cm. Caudices ± branched, branches not notably thickened distally. Stems 1-20, erect or ± decumbent, sometimes branched near bases, usually densely woolly or long-hairy among proximal leaves. Leaves all basal-proximal, new leaves not tightly clustered; blades linear-oblanceolate, oblanceolate, or spatulate, entire or basal and proximal with 2(-4) teeth or lobes, moderately to densely woolly, usually densely gland-dotted. Heads 1-20 per plant, borne singly. Peduncles 20-50 cm, moderately to densely hairy. Involucres 8-15 × 12-20 mm. Outer phyllaries 12-16, 5.2-7.8(-10) mm, margins 0-0.2 mm wide, sometimes slightly scarious, abaxial faces ± hairy. Ray florets 12-24; corollas 14-20 mm. Disc florets 100-250+; corollas yellow proximally, yellow to purplish distally, 3.5-3.8 mm. Cypselae 2.6-3.4 mm; pappi of 6-7 lanceolate to obovate or oblanceolate, often aristate scales 3-4 mm. 2n = 90. Flowering (Feb-)Mar-Apr(-Jun). Roadsides, pastures; 50-200 m; Tex.; Mexico (Coahuila).