Description from Flora of China
Stem solitary, erect, often purplish red, 15-25 cm tall, 1.5-2.5 mm in diam. at base, distally branched or simple, densely white arachnoid-pilose. Basal leaves petiolate; petiole 2-4 cm, white pilose, base sheathed; leaf blade spatulate, 2-5 × 1.5-4 cm, abaxially sparsely white pilose, adaxially glabrous, pinnate veins prominent abaxially, base truncate or shallowly cordate, margin triangular-dentate or denticulate, apex rounded. Stem leaves numerous, sessile or shortly petiolate, spatulate to linear, smaller distally, not amplexicaul. Capitulum usually solitary, very rarely solitary at apex of branch, nodding. Involucre hemispheric, 1.5-1.7 × 2.5-3.5 cm, outside white pilose; phyllaries 14-18, in 2 rows, lanceolate, apex acute. Ray florets yellow; lamina oblanceolate, 1.3-1.6 cm, apex truncate, lobed; tube ca. 2 mm. Tubular florets numerous, yellow, ca. 6 mm; tube ca. 1 mm. Achenes yellowish brown, cylindric, 3-4 mm. Pappus white, as long as tubular corolla. Fl. and fr. Jul-Sep.
● Grassy slopes, scrub; 3900-5000 m. NW Yunnan.