Perennials, 6-18 cm; tap-rooted, caudices branches relatively short or long, sometimes relatively thick. Stems usually decumbent to ascending, (bases greenish) glabrous, eglandular. Leaves basal (persistent) and cauline; basal (bases greenish) blades oblanceolate to obovate or spatulate (often folding), 13-50 × 2-13 mm, cauline reduced distally, margins entire, faces glabrous, eglandular. Heads 1-4. Involucres 3.2-4 × 5-6 mm. Phyllaries in 2-3 series (often purplish, at least at tips, erect, apices appressed), glabrous, minutely glandular. Ray florets 10-15; corollas white or pinkish, 3.5-5.5 mm, laminae reflexing. Disc corollas 2.6-3 mm. Cypselae 1.8-2 mm, 2-nerved, faces sparsely strigose; pappi: outer of setae, inner of 12-14 (stramineous, dull) bristles. Flowering Jun-Aug. Seeps, springs, wet sandy soils and sandstone crevices, often in hanging gardens, aspen, ponderosa pine; of conservation concern; 1400-2600 m; Colo., Utah. Erigeron kachinensis is in the Center for Plant Conservation´s National Collection of Endangered Plants.