Stems: older with white and shredding bark. Leaves yellow-green, relatively evenly spaced and little reduced in size to immediately proximal to heads, 1.5–4 cm, sometimes in axillary clusters. Cypselae 1.7–2 mm; pappi nearly equal to corollas. 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jul.
Habitat: Dry hillsides with other shrubs
Elevation: 60–1300 m
Eastwoodia elegans grows in the coast ranges from the San Francisco region to Santa Barbara and Kern counties.