Description from Flora of China
Rhizome slightly slender; runners acerose, membranous squamate leafy, with terminal rosette leaves. Stems erect or ascending from geniculate base, 10-22 cm, slender, canescent arachnoid tomentose, rarely thickly white tomentose, lower leaves dense. Rosette leaves oblanceolate, 1.5-5 × 0.5-1 cm, lower part attenuate to a long petiole, apex acute or obtuse; basal leaves withered in efflorescence; lower and middle leaves oblong-lanceolate or lanceolate, 2.5-5 × 0.5-0.8 cm, erect or adherent to stem, base decurrent on stem into narrow wing, margin flat, apex acute, with withered long brown cusp; upper leaves small, narrowly lanceolate, 1-1.5 cm; all leaves canescent or yellowish white arachnoid tomentose or white tomentose, somewhat distinctly 3-veined. Capitula 6-16, densely corymbiform or compoundly so; peduncle 3-5 mm. Involucre broadly campanulate, 8-10 × ca. 10 mm; phyllaries 4- or 5-seriate, somewhat expanding; outer phyllaries fulvous, elliptic, ca. 6 mm, tomentose at base; middle ones white, lanceolate, ca. 10 × 3-4 mm, acute at apex; innermost ones linear, 6-8 mm, with a claw 1/3-1/2 of full length. Receptacle with fimbrillate hairs. Predominantly female capitula with numerous marginal female florets, center with 3-12 male florets; predominantly male capitula with 10-25 male florets. Corolla exceeding pappus; corolla tube 4.5-5.5 mm. Pappus incrassate at tip of apex in male florets, serrulate. Achenes oblong, 1.5-1.8 mm, densely papillose. Fl. Aug-Sep, fr. Sep-Oct.
● Gansu, Qinghai, Shaanxi, W Sichuan, E and S Xizang.