Description from Flora of China
Herbs, 20-30 cm tall. Stems branched from base, pubescent. Leaves shortly petiolate, mostly radical and a few cauline, lanceolate to obovate, 1.5-5 × 0.3-1 cm, both surfaces pubescent, base tapering into petiole, margin with multicellular hairs and serrate-dentate, apex obtuse or apiculate. Capitula few, crowded in terminal globose panicles, 3-5 mm in diam.; peduncles densely villous with stipitate glands, up to 5 mm. Involucre columnar, ca. 12 mm; phyllaries in 4 series, subequal in length, purple adaxially, lanceolate, outer ones abaxially densely hairy with glands, inner ones with scarious margins. Receptacle ca. 2 mm in diam., convex, alveolate, glabrous. Corollas rose-colored; marginal florets filiform, ca. 4 mm, usually 2-lobed, glabrous; central florets ca. 5 mm, with 5 triangular papillate lobes. Anther tails almost equal in length to thickened portion of filament. Achenes dark brown, columnar, sparsely pubescent, 5-ribbed. Pappus white, 3-4 mm. Fl. Apr-May.
● Waste fields; 600-1200 m. Sichuan, Yunnan.