Leaves of basal rosettes and prostrate sterile shoots obovate-spathulate, 1,5-2,5 x 0,3-0,8 cm, attenuate at base, obtuse or retuse, mucronate at apex, entire, covered on both surfaces with silvery tomentum but more densely so beneath. Peduncles 3-15 cm, erect, bearing narrowly oblanceolate, acute or acuminate leaves up to 3 mm broad. Capitula 5-6 mm broad, 3-6 per corymb. Outer phyllaries lanate, inner ones white to pinkish-scarious, those of female capitula linear-lanceolate, c. 1 mm broad, those offunctionally male capitula obovate, obtuse or subacute, 2-2,5 mm broad. Female corollas 5,5-7,5mm, functionally male corollas 4,5 mm. Fertile achenes c. 1 mm. Pappus white, ± as long as flowers, deciduous. Fl. 6-7. On steep slopes and upland pastures sometimes amongst Pinus sylvestris 2000-2300 m.
Europe, N. Asia. Euro-Sib. element.