Leaves are alternate, narrowly spatulate, decreasing in size upwards and passing into inflorescence bracts, with no leaf stalk. Lower leaves have many cob-webby hairs, while top leaves have less.
Stem is branched from the base, central stem erect, lateral stems decumbent, then erect, loosely white woolly, up to 20 inches tall, and roots where it touches the ground.
Flower are small pink to purple and clusters at the end of erect stems. Fruits are attached to bristly pappus.
Roots are fibrous from taproot.
Propagation is by seed.