Trans. Amer. Philos. Soc., n. s. 7: 425. 1841. 1841
Leaves 5–30 cm. Peduncles 5–40 cm. Involucres 10–40 mm after flowering. Phyllaries reflexed in fruit, oftenreddish, outer 2–8, inner 3–18. Ligules 2-–10 mm, equaling or barely surpassing phyllaries at flowering. Cypselae 7–17 mm; pappi: scales 5–15 mm, apices notched 1–2 mm, bristles delicate, 4–6 mm. 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering Mar–May.
Habitat: Grasslands, shrub steppe, open oak woodlands, chaparral, s coastal scrub, deserts, usually well drained soils on slopes, road banks, serpentine gravels, sandy desert flats
Elevation: 10–1800 m
B.C., Ariz., Calif., Idaho, Nev., N.Mex., Oreg., Tex., Utah, Wash., Mexico (Baja California, Sonora).
Uropappus lindleyi grows in the Columbia-Snake Rivers Plateau Province, Basin and Range Province, Interior Mountains and Plateaus System, and the Pacific Border System.