Plants 2-20[-30] cm. Stems 1, ± erect, or 2-5, ascending to spreading; branches leafy between proximal forks, remaining grayish, arachnoid-sericeous. Leaves narrowly elliptic to narrowly ovate, largest 7-10(-12) × 1-1.5(-2) mm, pliant; longest capitular leaves 0.8-1.5 times head heights, acute. Heads in glomerules of 3-7 in mostly dichasiiform, sometimes racemiform or paniculiform arrays, ± pyriform, largest 3-3.5 × 2 mm. Phyllaries usually 5, equal, ± like paleae. Receptacles ± fungiform, mostly 0.3-0.4 mm, heights 0.4-0.6 times diams. Pistillate paleae (except innermost) 8-12 in 1-2 series, ± vertically ranked, saccate, inflexed 70-90° proximally, gibbous, ± galeate, longest 2.6-3.1 mm, distal 15-30% of lengths glabrous abaxially; bodies ± bony, ± terete; wings prominent. Innermost paleae ± 8, spreading in 2 series, pistillate. Pistillate florets: outer 8-12 epappose, inner 18-30+ pappose. Bisexual florets 3-5; corollas 1.6-2.1 mm, lobes mostly 4, brownish to yellowish. Cypselae: outer incurved, proximally ± horizontal, distally erect, compressed, 0.8-0.9 mm; inner papillate; pappi mostly of 13-16 bristles falling in 1s or 2s, 1.8-2.1 mm. 2n = 28 (Byelorussia, former Czechoslovakia, Germany) Flowering and fruiting Jun-Aug. Ballast dumps (probably temporary), sometimes open disturbed sites away from coast; 0-400 m; introduced; Mass., N.Y., Oreg., Pa.; Eurasia. Reports of Logfia minima from British Columbia and Washington have not been confirmed by me. A report from California was erroneous. The earliest known specimen from the flora area came from Girard Point, Pennsylvania, in 1878.