Great Basin Naturalist 43: 288. 1983.
Perennials, 10–40 cm. Stems minutely scabro-hirtellous. Leaves: basal persistent at flowering; cauline blades mostly 3-nerved or 5-nerved, linear-spatulate to linear, proximal 1–3 (–4) mm wide, narrower distally. Heads borne singly or (2–4) in loose arrays. Involucres broadly turbinate to obconic, 4–7 mm diam. Phyllary apices flat, ± swollen. Ray-florets (4–) 5–10; corollas yellow, 5–8 (–10) mm. Disc-florets 15–23 (bisexual and fertile or functionally staminate). Cypselae 1.5–3 (–3.5) mm, faces without oil cavities, loosely strigose (hair apices acute); pappi of 1–2 series of scales (0.5–) 1–2.2 mm. 2n = 8.
Phenology: Flowering Aug–Oct(–Nov).
Habitat: Rocky ridges, crevices, and slopes, quartzite or limestone substrate, sagebrush, mountain mahogany, white fir communities
Elevation: 1800–2700 m
Gutierrezia petradoria is distinctive, especially in its herbaceous form. The basal leaves are persistent, and the relatively large ray corollas are showy.
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