Stems: older with white and shredding bark. Leaves yellow-green, relatively evenly spaced and little reduced in size to immediately proximal to heads, 1.5-4 cm, sometimes in axillary clusters. Cypselae 1.7-2 mm; pappi nearly equal to corollas. 2n = 18. Flowering Apr-Jul. Dry hillsides with other shrubs; 60-1300 m; Calif. Eastwoodia elegans grows in the coast ranges from the San Francisco region to Santa Barbara and Kern counties.