Chrysothamnus viscidiflorus subsp. planifolius
Madroño 17: 223, fig. 2c. 1964.
Plants 10–25 cm. Stems glabrous (puberulous). Leaf-blades ascending to spreading, green, 1-nerved, narrowly lanceolate, (10–) 14–20 × 1–2 mm, flat, not twisted, margins obscurely involute, entire, not noticeably ciliate, apices cuspidate, faces glabrous. Heads in broad, rounded, corymbiform arrays. Involucres cylindric to campanulate, (4–) 5–5.6 mm. Phyllaries 14–18 in 3–4 series, in spirals or weak vertical ranks, stramineous, green to brown subapical patches obscure midnerves evident distally or obscure, ± convex or weakly keeled, obovate to oblong or spatulate, unequal, margins scarious, eciliate or distally obscurely ciliolate, faces glabrous. Disc-florets 3–4 (–5); corollas 3.5–4.5 mm, lobes 1.4–1.7 mm. 2n = 18.
Phenology: Flowering late summer–fall.
Habitat: Dry sandy soils, sparse juniper slopes
Elevation: 1600+ m