Tufted, low plants with leafy stems and a decumbent, branching growth habit. Plants have a woody caudex. Flowers are small, pinkish-white, in globose, dense umbels. Flowers measured to 2 mm diameter, umbels to 18 mm diameter. Stems and leaves white-woolly. Leaves oblanceolate, alternate or in a crowded whorl at base of stems, a leaf was measured at 35 mm long by 4 mm wide.
Habitat is eroded banks and badlands.
Listed as an S3, rare provincially, by the Saskatchewan Conservation Data Centre. However, the plant is quite common in the east and west blocks of Grasslands National Park.
Height is listed in Budd's Flora to 20 cm. We measured flowering stems to 18 cm tall.
Photos taken June 28th clay slopes, badlands, west block Grasslands National Park, about 400 km south west of Regina, SK, and July 26th steep hillsides, east block Grasslands National Park, about 300 km south west of our home in Regina, SK.
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