Perennials, 3–8(–10) cm; taprooted, caudex branches rhizomelike, relatively thick to thin, woody. Stems mostly erect, hispido-hirsute, sometimes woolly distally, minutely glandular. Leaves basal (persistent); blades spatulate to obovate-spatulate, 8–30 × 3–6 mm, margins usually 3-lobed, sometimes 2-lobed or entire (lobes 3–8 mm, lanceolate to narrowly ovate or oblong, apices usually acute), ultimately entire, coarsely ciliate, faces hirsute, minutely glandular. Heads 1. Involucres 8–12 × 10–15 mm. Phyllaries in 2–3 series (purplish or purple-tipped), hirsute to villoso-hirsute, glandular. Ray florets 20–40; corollas white to pinkish, 10–15 mm, laminae not coiling or reflexing. Disc corollas 3.5–4.5 mm. Cypselae 2–2.5 mm, 2-nerved, faces sparsely strigose; pappi: outer of setae, inner of 15–20 bristles (not twisted). 2n = 45.