Herbage with vile odor. Leaf blades mostly obovate, 20–35 mm, ultimate lobes linear to spatulate or oblanceolate, 0.5–1 mm wide, sparsely puberulent or strigillose, minutely gland-dotted (in pits). Heads borne singly or 2–4 in corymbiform arrays. Peduncles 1–2(–8) cm, ebracteate. Involucres 3–3.5 × 4–6 mm. Receptacles ± conic to subspheric, muricate. Disc corollas 1.5–2 mm. Cypselae slightly curved, 0.6–0.8 mm, sparingly dotted with minute, glistening oil glands; pappi coroniform, 0.05–0.1 mm, margins subentire or minutely dentate. 2n = 12.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–Jun.
Habitat: Disturbed sites, coastal scrub
Elevation: 500–900 m
Introduced; Ariz., Calif., South Africa.