Perennials 20-55 cm (caudices woody). Stems ascending to erect, pilose or glandular-pubescent. Leaves: mid and distal blades elliptic to elliptic-oblong, 2-4 cm × 4-13 mm, sparsely scabrous to stipitate-glandular abaxially, moderately stipitate-glandular adaxially. Heads usually 2-4 in racemiform to corymbiform arrays, somtimes borne singly. Peduncles stipitate-glandular. Involucres turbinate-obconic, 7-9 mm. Phyllaries in 2-3 series (whitish), lance-linear (unequal), apices acute, abaxial faces stipitate-glandular. Rays 7-13(-21), white. Cypselae obconic, pilose; pappus bristles in 2 series, ± barbellate. Flowering Jul-Aug. Open subalpine meadows or scree slopes; 800-3300 m; B.C.; Wash. Eucephalus paucicapitatus is found on Vancouver Island, where it is very uncommon, and the Olympic Peninsula. It is closely related to E. gormanii.