Stems: Are erect, usually solitary, and leafless or with leaves or with just 1 or 2 greatly reduced leaves. Stems bear numerous stellate, glandular, and simple hairs. Plants grow 10-60 cm. Stolons are present and hairy.
Leaves: Basal leaves are oblong/lanceshaped to elliptic, and narrow to a petiole, and 4-20 cm long 1-3.5 cm wide. The upper leaf surfaces bear numerous simple hairs and the lower surfaces bear both simple and stellate hairs. Leaf margins may be entire or slightly toothed.
Flowers: Red-orange ray flowers are borne in open, rounded clusters of 20-50. Involucral bracts are lance-shaped, 5-8 mm tall, with numerous stellate, blackish glandular, and simple hairs. Achenes are narrowed at the base, 1.5-2 mm long, with a brownish pappus.