Perennials, 4-28 cm. Stems decumbent, branched proximally, ± hairy throughout, more so distally. Leaves linear to oblong, 6-40 × 1.8-5 mm, (± fleshy) margins entire or with 3-5+ teeth, faces glabrous or ± hairy. Involucres campanulate to depressed-hemispheric, 5-14 mm. Phyllaries (± persistent) 8-14 (in 2 series), elliptic to ovate, ± hairy. Receptacles conic, muricate, glabrous. Ray florets 8-15; laminae elliptic to oblong, 5-9 mm. Anther appendages deltate to sublanceolate. Cypselae silver-gray, linear to narrowly clavate, to 4 mm, glabrous; pappi 0, or of 1-4 translucent, brown, subulate, aristate scales (often variable within heads). 2n = 32. Flowering year round (mostly May-Aug). Coastal bluffs; of conservation concern; 0-500 m; Oreg. Lasthenia ornduffii is known only from six or so populations in grasslands along the immediate coast in Curry County. The plants are usually scapiform.