Description from Flora of China
Senecio himalayensis Franchet.
Stem solitary, erect, 8-15 cm tall, proximally glabrous, distally black pilose. Basal leaves shortly petiolate; petiole to 4 cm, base enlarged sheathed; leaf blade oblong, 1.8-5 cm, glabrous, pinnately veined, irregularly pinnatipartite; lobes 5-12 pairs, oblong, 4-8 × ca. 1 mm, margin 1- or 2-dentate. Middle to distal stem leaf absent or solitary, bracteal, base sheathed, distally lobed. Capitulum solitary, nodding. Involucre hemispheric, ca. 8 × 12 mm, outside densely black pilose; phyllaries in 2 rows, oblong, lanceolate, or ovate, ca. 1 cm × to 6 mm, apex acute or obtuse; inner phyllaries membranous at margin. Ray florets yellow; lamina oblong, to 1 cm × 4-7 mm, apex truncate, deeply dentate. Tubular florets numerous, yellow, ca. 6 mm; tube ca. 1 mm. Pappus white, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. Aug.
Alpine rocky places; 4300-4600 m. SE Xizang [Bhutan, India (Sikkim), Nepal].