Description from Flora of China
Herbs, perennial. Rhizome short, stout, with several sterile stems and flowering stems. Stems erect, 10-45 cm tall, densely grayish or white tomentose, densely and equally leafy; internodes 0.5-2 cm. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 20-55 × 4-8 mm, both surfaces densely grayish or white tomentose, base narrowed, apex obtuse or acute. Capitula (1-)3-25, heterogamous, 6-9 mm in diam.; bracteal leaves 3-10, oblong or linear-lanceolate, similar to upper leaves in size, shape, and indumentum, forming an irregular star or compound stars. Involucre 4-6 mm, white lanate; phyllaries 3- or 4-seriate, apex dark brown, acute, glabrous. Corolla 3-4 mm. Achenes papillose. Pappus white, ca. 4 mm, serrulate. Fl. Jun-Aug, fr. Aug-Oct.
● Subalpine meadows or dry grasslands; 1600-2900 m. Gansu, Hebei, Qinghai, Nei Mongol, Shaanxi, Shanxi.