Description from Flora of China
Carpesium zhouquense J. Q. Fu.
Herbs, perennial. Stems 30-50 cm tall, grayish yellow pilose, sometimes densely tomentose, usually not branched except peduncles. Basal leaves persistent, 3 or 4, elliptic, 4-10 × 2-4.5 cm, abaxially velutinous, more densely so on costa, adaxially hispid, base cuneate, decurrent to broadly winged petiole, margin serrate, apex obtuse or acute; lower cauline leaves similar to basal leaves, base semiamplexicaul, with winged 3-10 cm long petiole; upper leaves sessile, much smaller, elliptic-oblong, base semiamplexicaul, apex acute or obtuse. Capitula solitary on stems or axils, in racemose synflorescences, sessile or with peduncles to 3-5 cm; bracteal leaves numerous, lanceolate, with 1 or 2 larger ones 10-15 mm; other ones equal to phyllaries in length, densely pilose and glandular. Involucre hemispheric, 5-6 × 6-12 mm; phyllaries 4-seriate, subequal, outer ones lanceolate or linear-spatulate, pilose, herbaceous above, membranous below, inner dry membranous, lanceolate, apex obtuse. Marginal florets tubular, 1.5-2 mm, 5-dentate, sparsely pubescent or glabrous; disk florets tubular, 2.5-3 mm, 5-dentate, sparsely pubescent. Achenes ca. 3 mm. Fl. Jul-Sep, fr. Sep-Oct.
● Forests, montane slopes; 2000-3200 m. Gansu, Shaanxi, Sichuan.