Perennials, 5-100 cm. Stems 3-10, lanate to woolly. Leaves mostly basal; blades gray to grayish green, spatulate, 1-9 cm, margins entire or undulate, dentate, or lobed, faces densely lanate to woolly; distal cauline leaves mostly lanceolate to linear, gradually reduced or none. Heads 1-3. Involucres obconic to hemispheric, 8-18 mm diam. Phyllaries 7-12 mm, outer oblong-lanceolate to narrowly oblanceolate, apices acuminate to acute. Ray florets 9-32; corolla tubes glabrous, laminae yellow to reddish orange, 6-18 mm. Disc corollas yellow to orange. Cypselae 5-10 mm; pappus scales equal to subequal, 1-2 mm.