Description from Flora of China
Herbs, perennial. Rhizome prostrate. Stems 35-70 cm tall, densely pilose. Basal leaves usually withering before flowering, blade elliptic or spatulate, 7-15 × 3-7 cm, glandular on both surfaces, abaxially white pilose, more densely so along veins, adaxially pubescent, base decurrent to petiole, margin subentire or serrulate, apex obtuse or acute; upper leaves sessile, elliptic to elliptic-lanceolate, base broadly cuneate, apex acuminate. Capitula solitary on ends of stems, branches, or in axils, pendulous; bracteal leaves 5-7, lanceolate, subequal, 8-16 × 2-3 mm, reflexed, sparsely pubescent, more densely so along costae. Involucre discoid, 1-1.5 cm in diam.; phyllaries 4-seriate, outer ones similar to bracteal leaves, lanceolate, ca. 7 mm, herbaceous above, dry membranous below, abaxially pubescent, usually reflexed, median lanceolate, dry membranous, apex acuminate, innermost linear-lanceolate, apex irregularly serrulate. Marginal florets narrowly funnelform, ca. 2.5 mm, limb 5-dentate. Disk florets 3-3.5 mm; corolla white pubescent, limb funnelform, 5-dentate. Achenes 3.5-4 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Forest margins, thickets; 2000-3700 m. Gansu, Qinghai, Shanxi, Sichuan, Yunnan.