is found in a few mountain ranges in Nevada, including in Great Basin National Park
, but its two main regions are the Sierra Nevada and the White Mountains of California, and the northern Rocky Mountains, extending into northeast Oregon.
Leaves grow mostly at the base; the few stem leaves are small and well-separated. Stems and leaves have a covering of soft, glandular hairs. Stems are topped by a single flowerhead, occasionally two. Phyllaries are oblong in shape, tapering to a narrow tip, and are covered by long, shaggy, white hairs. Flowerheads contain between 25 and 60 yellow ray florets, around a center of up to 100 orange-yellow disc florets.