Perennials, 10-30+ cm; fibrous-rooted and/or rhizomatous (bases relatively slender, horizontal to suberect). Stems usually 1, rarely 2-3, loosely clustered, glabrous. Basal leaves petiolate; blades ovate, obovate, or elliptic, 20-40+ × 10-30+ mm, bases tapering to contracted, margins subentire to crenate-dentate. Cauline leaves abruptly reduced (sessile, often weakly clasping, dentate to subentire; distals sessile, lanceolate, weakly clasping, entire or dentate). Heads 1(-5; sometimes subtended by 2 relatively large bractlets). Peduncles sparsely bracteate or ebracteate, glabrous. Calyculi (bractlets frequently cyanic). Phyllaries (13-)21, green (tips sometimes cyanic), 5-8+ mm, glabrous. Ray florets 13; corolla laminae 7-12+ mm. Disc florets 40-55+; corolla tubes 2.5-3.5 mm, limbs 2.5-3.5 mm. Cypselae 1.5-2.5 mm, glabrous; pappi 4-6 mm. 2n = 46, 90.