Annuals, 5–25(–40) cm. Stems erect, diffusely branched. Leaves cauline; mostly alternate; petiolate; blades ovate or deltate to lanceolate, usually 1–2-pinnately lobed (lobes lance-ovate to linear), ultimate margins entire or toothed, faces ± scabrellous, usually gland-dotted. Heads ± discoid, mostly borne singly (in leaf axils or remote from axils, ± scattered). Involucres ± turbinate to campanulate, 2–3+ mm diam. Phyllaries persistent, 3–8+ in 1–2+ series, distinct, outer 3+ herbaceous, inner scarious to membranous, glabrous. Receptacles convex; paleae linear to setiform, membranous, usually with dilated, strigillose or ciliate tips. Pistillate florets 2–3(–5); corollas yellowish, tubular. Functionally staminate florets 5–10+; corollas yellowish, funnelform, strigillose and gland-dotted distally, lobes 5, erect (filaments ± connate, anthers weakly coherent or distinct). Cypselae obovoid, obcompressed, smooth or corky-tuberculate, glabrous (not corky-winged, not gland-dotted); pappi 0.
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