Perennials or subshrubs, 10-60 cm (caudices woody). Stems branched, stipitate-glandular to glandular-pubescent. Leaves mostly alternate (sometimes subopposite); petioles 0; blades obscurely 3-nerved from bases, elliptic, lance-linear, or oblong, 9-40 × 1-15 mm, bases acute to attenuate, margins entire, apices acute or obtuse, faces pubescent to villous, often stipitate-glandular. Heads borne singly or in corymbiform arrays. Peduncles 2-50 mm, glandular-pubescent. Involucres cylindric to campanulate, 10-20 mm. Phyllaries 25-35 in 4-6 series, greenish, 4-5-striate, unequal, margins scarious (sometimes ciliate, apices acute to acuminate); outer ovate to lanceolate (gland-dotted to glandular-puberulent), inner linear-lanceolate to linear (glabrous). Florets 25-50; corollas pale yellow-green or cream, often purple-tinged, 5-10 mm. Cypselae 3-7 mm, stipitate-glandular or hispidulous; pappi of 18-25 white, barbellate to subplumose bristles.