Stems 5-20 cm, glabrous. Leaves 2-3-pinnatisect, linear-oblanceolate in outline, up to 6 cm; ultimate segments linear, c. 0,2 mm broad, capitula solitary or 2-3 at branch ends. Involucre 4-5 mm broad; phyllaries ovate, ± obtuse, 2,5-3,5 mm, margins brown. Ray flowers absent. Disc flowers c. 1 mm. Achenes brown, 0,75 mm, with 3 whitish ribs on posterior surface, ecoronate. FI. 3-5. Weed of roadside and cultivated ground, s.l.-800 m.
N. Africa, S.W. Asia eastwards to W. Himalayas.