Plants 35-65 cm. Leaves: petioles narrowly winged; blades narrowly oblanceolate or linear, 0.5-2 cm wide, margins entire or retrorsely toothed or pinnately lobed (lobes lanceolate), faces glabrous (glau-cous). Heads 3-7. Involucres 11-17 mm. Phyllaries lanceolate, apices acute, faces glabrous or sparsely tomentose proximally, eglandular. Cypselae dark brown, 5-7 mm, not beaked; pappi 7-8 mm. Flowering Jun-Sep. Alkaline flats; 1200-1300 m; Ariz., Nev., N.Mex.; Mexico (Chihuahua). Subspecies barberi is usually distinguished by relatively narrow leaves that are often entire or weakly dentate, scapiform stems, and glabrous phyllaries.