Description from Flora of China
Leontopodium jacotianum var. paradoxum (J. R. Drummond) Beauverd; L. paradoxum J. R. Drummond.
Herbs, perennial, stoloniferous, forming mats, 6-28 cm, grayish tomentose; stolons slender, elongate, usually branched, terminated by a loose rosette of leaves. Leaves lanceolate or oblong-lanceolate, 6-25 × 1-2 mm, apex acute to acuminate, usually brown apiculate; rosette leaves linear, lingulate-spatulate, or oblanceolate, 1-3 mm wide; cauline leaves lanceolate to lingulate or linear with margin recurved, 1-3 mm wide. Flowering stems 2-25 cm. Capitula 4-9(-18), all female or predominantly male or female, usually densely crowded; bracteal leaves lanceolate to oblong-elliptic, 8-25 × 2.2-7 mm, more densely whitish (rarely yellowish, brownish, or grayish) tomentose than cauline leaves, apex often long acuminate. Phyllaries lanceolate to oblanceolate, 3-5 mm, brown scarious adaxially. Corolla 3-3.5 mm. Achenes pubescent; male ovaries pubescent or subglabrous, ca. 1 mm. Pappus white, plumose. Fl. Jul-Aug, fr. Aug-Oct.
Alpine meadows, gravelly slopes; 2200-4400 m. S Xizang [Bhutan, India, Kashmir, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan].