Leaves oblanceolate to lance-linear. Peduncles 10-130 mm. Involucres 6-10 mm. Phyllaries ± 8, usually distinct, sometimes connate to 1/2 their lengths, elliptic to oblanceolate, apices acuminate. Ray florets ± 8; corollas yellow, laminae 10-20 mm, ± equally 3-lobed. Disc florets 60-100. Cypselae obcompressed, 2-4 mm, 3-angled (ray), 4-angled (disc), uniformly gray-strigose. 2n = 20. Flowering Feb-Jun. Clayey areas in grasslands or openings in chaparral or oak or foothill woodlands; 50-1600 m; Calif.