Perennials, 5-15 cm (not cespitose), sometimes mildly aromatic. Stems 1-3, erect, reddish brown, simple, strigillose to spreading-hairy, or glabrous. Leaves basal (in rosettes, petioles to 12 cm) and cauline, greenish; blades (basal) 2. 3-pinnate, relatively deeply lobed (cauline sessile, 1-2-pinnately lobed to entire), faces sparsely hairy to pilose. Heads (10-70, spreading to nodding, peduncles 0 or to 10 mm) in spiciform arrays 2-5 × 0.5-1 or 8-18 × 1-4 cm. Involucres globose, 3-5 × 4-8 mm. Phyllaries (greenish or yellowish) elliptic (margins hyaline, brownish), glabrous or sparsely hairy. Florets: pistillate 6-8; bisexual 20-50; corollas yellowish or yellow to reddish-tinged, 1-2 mm, hairy (hairs tangled). Cypselae oblong, 0.5-1 mm, glabrous.