Herbs, annual. Stems 5-35 cm tall, erect, paniculately branching, more rarely simple, sometimes forkedly branching in upper portion, with dense whitish or grayish lanate pubescence. Leaves lanceolate or linear-lanceolate, 5-15 × ca. 1.3 mm, with soft lanate pubescence, apex acute. Capitula 2-3 mm, ovate or pyramidal, gathered in 2s-10s into numerous corymbs, arranged at apices of stems and ramuscules and forming paniculate, racemose, more rarely spiciform synflorescences; floral leaves as long as or shorter than capitula. Involucre 2- or 3-seriate; phyllaries stellate-patent after ripening of achenes; outer phyllaries 5-10, closely surrounding female florets, green, in middle scarious, white transparent at margin, linear or lanceolate, cymbiform, 2-3 mm, ecarinate, abaxially with thick continuous gray lanate pubescence, glabrous at apex, slightly acuminate; inner phyllaries 5, becoming green in middle, broadly lanceolate, slightly concave, indistinctly pubescent or glabrous at margin abaxially, acuminate or obtuse. Achenes light brown, oblong-ovate, slightly flattened, 0.8-1 × ca. 0.3 mm, with sparse papillose hairs, larger than in other species of genus. Pappus of female and bisexual florets with 12-15 finely crenate bristles. 2n = 28.
"Simple or branching annual 0.3–5 dm; lvs erect, linear or nearly so, to ca 4 cm × 5 mm; heads mostly 3–5 mm high, in a racemiform or paniculiform, leafy-bracteate infl; proper invol very scanty; receptacular bracts woolly, simulating an invol, somewhat concave-clasping, obscurely hyaline-margined and -tipped; receptacle nearly flat; 2n=28. European weed, now well established in nw. U.S. and casually in our range, as in Mich. July, Aug. (Logfia a.)"
Appressed to loosely grey-tomentose annuals, 10-35 cm high, erect, usually branched from near the middle with ascending branches. Leaves lanceolate, acuminate. Glomerules of 2-10 capitula, sessile or shortly pedunculate, in a raceme or panicle-like inflorescence. Involucre 4-5 mm long, oblong-ovate; phyllaries in about three series, c. 15 in number, the outer mi¬nute, linear, flat, the middle lanceolate, plicate, including the ou¬ter filiform female florets, lanate on the back, the inner similar, but glabrous. At fruiting-time phyllaries reflexed. In the centre usually 4 tubular bisexual florets and numerous filiform female florets. Cypselas dimorphous, the outer slightly curved without pappus, the inner straight with pappus 2.5-3 mm long.
10–30 cm hoch, oben verzweigt. Ganze Pflanze weissfilzig. Stängel gleichmässig beblättert. Blätter lanzettlich, meist 1–2 cm lang und 2–3 mm breit. Blütenköpfchen 4–5 mm lang, zu 2–7 knäuelig gehäuft. Hüllblätter meist 15–20, stumpf, zur Fru
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