Plants 10–50 cm (stems hirsute and stipitate-glandular). Leaf blades blue-green to grayish blue-green, 10–30 × 1–4 mm, margins entire, apices acute or obtuse. Involucres broadly ellipsoid to campanulate, 6–12 mm. Ray florets 0 or 1–3. Disc florets 5–23, bisexual, fertile. Ray cypselae ± obcompressed, 6–8 mm. Disc pappi of 11–21 subulate, ciliate-plumose scales 4–7 mm. 2n = 14.
Phenology: Flowering Jun–Sep.
Habitat: Open ridges and slopes, on metamorphics
Elevation: 1600–2400 m
Of conservation concern.
Anisocarpus scabridus occurs mostly in the Inner North Coast Ranges, with interior outliers in the southern Cascade Range.