Primary stems simple or distally branched. Leaf blades 10-70+ × 3-19+ mm. Involucres: lengths mostly 1-2 times diams. at flowering (living plants). Disc florets: corollas mostly 4-8 mm, tubes 0.6-1.4 mm, glabrous, throats 2.8-5.5 mm, often sparsely puberulent, lobes 0.7-1.2 mm, sparsely to densely glandular-puberulent abaxially, papillate-ciliolate on margins and/or adaxially. Cypselae 2-5 mm, faces puberulent to pilose; pappi 3-8 mm. 2n = 10. Flowering year round, mostly Jul-Nov. Coastal scrub, coastal strand, chaparral, grasslands, coniferous forests, sometimes on serpentine; 0-2000(-3000) m; Calif., Oreg.; Mexico (Baja California).